The assets of Russian businessman Artem Uss have been frozen in connection with his escape from house arrest in Lombardy. The son of the governor of Krasnoyarsk Krai is suspected in the US of violating sanctions by illegally purchasing military technology and transferring it to Russia.
In Italy the assets of Russian businessman Artem Uss, who escaped from house arrest in Lombardy after a court in Milan decided to extradite him to USA. Uss, the son of the governor of Krasnoyarsk Krai, is suspected in the US of violating sanctions by illegally purchasing military technology and transferring it Russia.
Frozen assets of Artyom Uss
Italian media reported that the asset freeze procedure was carried out by the Financial Guard under a regulation signed by Finance Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti.
Uss was detained in Italy in October 2022 on the basis of an international arrest warrant issued by the US prosecutor’s office. He was facing deportation to the US and was waiting for the final decision of the Italian court.
According to the Italian press, the governor’s son was helped to escape from his home by a whole “network of accomplices” linked to the Russian secret services.
According to the decision of the finance minister, Uss’ shares in a company in Sardinia, a house in Basiglio near Milan, where he was under house arrest, and 160,000 euros in a bank account were frozen.
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