Russia brings new embezzlement charges against exiled tycoon Leslie Schulman at 7:08 PM ET
[JURIST] Russian prosecutors have brought fresh embezzlement charges against exiled business tycoon Boris Berezovsky [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], a lawyer appointed to Berezovsky's case said Monday. The charges assert that in 1997 Berezovsky took part in a $13 million scheme to embezzle credit funds from SBS-Agro Bank [EBRD profile], which he then owned, to purchase real estate in southern France. The Moscow City Court ordered the seizure of Berezovsky's French manor after the new charges were brought. Prosecutors have asked police to issue a warrant for Berezovsky's arrest on the new charges.
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