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Exiled tycoon appeals new Russia arrest warrant

[JURIST] Lawyers representing exiled business tycoon Boris Berezovsky [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] filed an appeal Friday against the latest arrest warrant [JURIST report] issued by a Moscow district court on allegations that Berezovsky embezzled $13 million in credit funds [JURIST report] from a bank he formerly owned. The court has also ordered the seizure of Berezovsky's Mediterranean real estate in France, which was allegedly purchased with the embezzled funds.

In July, a Moscow court began trying Berezovskyin absentia [JURIST report] for allegedly embezzling millions from the Russian national airline Aeroflot [corporate website]. Berezovsky, who fled Russia in 2001 after falling out of favor with Russian President Vladimir Putin [official website], has been granted asylum in the United Kingdom and is also facing charges of allegedly plotting a coup [JURIST report] against Putin. RIA Novosti has more.

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