MOSCOW, October 29 (RAPSI) – A court in Moscow region city of Khimki will hear the case of a Russian man who forged his passport in an attempt to return to Russia from Belgium, the Prosecutor General’s office reported on Tuesday.
A court in the Moscow suburb of Khimki will preside over a case involving a Russian man accused of having forged his passport in an attempt to return to Russia from Belgium, the Prosecutor General’s office reported on Tuesday.
The prosecutionProsecutors reports that in December 1999 the accused, Artur Ustian, accepted an invitation from his friend for work in Belgium. Upon arriving in Brussels, the Moscow resident gave his passport and $1000 to his contact.
The man who was supposed to offer Ustian a job did notapparently failed to go follow through with his promise, and kept the money and Ustian’s passport for himself. In March 2000, when the visa was about to expire, Ustian asked the local Russian diaspora for help with the traveling papers to return home.
After acquiring a forged passport with another name in it, Ustian left for Moscow through Paris, and was detained upon arriving at the Sheremetyevo International Airport by the border control. After being issued a restriction notice, Ustian fled justice and was not recaptured until March 2013.
A criminal case was initiated on the charges of illegal border crossing.