MOSCOW, April 4 - RAPSI. The Simonovsky District Court of Moscow has ordered fugitive Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky and his business partner Yuly Dubov to pay almost 1 billion rubles ($34 million) in a lawsuit filed by the Samara Region government.
“The court satisfied the plaintiff in full. This is the sum of property damage and interest for the use of someone else’s money,” Sergei Popov, the plaintiff’s representative, told RAPSI.
“We’ll wait for the enforcement of the court’s judgment and will apply at the defendants place of residence and the location of their property for recovery the sum,” he added.
Berezovsky used his LogoVAZ car dealership in 1994 to defraud the state-controlled AvtoVAZ car plant in Samara Region of several thousand cars, valued at 58 million rubles in prices effective at that time.
In September 2009 Berezovsky was sentenced to 13 years in jail in absentia, Dubov was given a nine-year prison term.
Berezovsky, who now resides in the UK, where he was granted political asylum, rejected the court’s decision and said it was unlikely to be enforced.