Serbian court seizes 7 Berezovsky's enterprises valued at $296 billion

A Belgrade court has seized seven enterprises of late businessman Boris Berezovsky by request of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office, Deputy Prosecutor General Alexander Zvyagintsev said.

A Belgrade court has seized seven enterprises of late businessman Boris Berezovsky by request of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office, Deputy Prosecutor General Alexander Zvyagintsev said.

"I was informed yesterday that the High Court in Belgrade seized seven enterprises of Berezovsky valued at approximately 9 billion rubles ($296 million) at our request," he told reporters on Tuesday.

A lawyer representing Berezovsky said he had no information about the seizure of the enterprises. "I know nothing about the Belgrade court and have heard nothing about those enterprises," lawyer Andrei Borovkov told Interfax on Tuesday.

Russian Prosecutor General's Office officers said earlier they would demand the seizure and return of the millions stolen by Berezovsky and his accomplices.

Berezovsky immigrated to the United Kingdom in 2000 and took residence in London. Russia accused him of many crimes and sentenced him to time in prison in absentia.

The death of Berezovsky was reported on March 23, 2013. The Federal Bailiff Service said on March 29 there were five court enforcement actions regarding Berezovsky aimed to impound assets totaling 3.275 billion rubles ($107.8 million).

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