Berezovsky's mansion in France attached at Russian prosecutors' request - Russian Prosecutor General's Office

The French authorities have attached a mansion belonging to late businessman Boris Berezovsky, Russian Prosecutor General's Office spokesperson Marina Gridneva told Interfax on Thursday.

The French authorities have attached a mansion belonging to late businessman Boris Berezovsky, Russian Prosecutor General's Office spokesperson Marina Gridneva told Interfax on Thursday.

"The Marseille court so granted a Russian Prosecutor General's Office request filed as part of a criminal case being investigated by Russian law enforcement agencies," Gridneva said.

The Marseille court ruled on June 17 to attach a mansion in Antibes, the region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, she said.

"While the formal owner of this real estate is a French legal entity, the court took into account Russia's arguments that the property had been acquired at Boris Berezovsky's request and in his interests," Gridneva said.

"The decision has become possible due to close and regular cooperation regarding the return of assets acquired in a criminal way to Russia between the Russian Prosecutor General's Office and competent French bodies," she said.

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