MOSCOW, 17 Feb – RIA Novosti. A court in Moscow has seized property worth 153.4 million rubles from the former head of the investigation department of the Federal Customs Service (FCS), Lieutenant General Alexander Kizlyk and his wife in a corruption case, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office reports.
“The Meshchansky District Court of Moscow satisfied the claim of the General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation on the conversion of the property of the former head of the Department of Customs Investigations and Inquiries of the Federal Customs Service of Russia A. P. Kizlyk and his wife E. A. Kizlyk to the state income in the form of cash, valuables and real estate for the total amount 153.4 million rubles, “the message says.
During the search, it was established that Kizlyk is a dollar millionaire: about 600 thousand euros, 600 thousand dollars, expensive watches, jewelry and gold bars were found in him, the Prosecutor General's Office said. According to law enforcement officers, a more modest sum of 23 million rubles was found to his deputy Serebro during a search. One of the criminal episodes, according to a RIA Novosti source, is associated with the wife of the Russian ambassador to Kenya: customs officials allegedly let her in illegally, although she did not declare $ 50,000 when entering the Russian Federation.
The criminal case is being investigated under the article on abuse of power. Customs officers face up to ten years in prison.