MOSCOW, August 10 (RAPSI, Lyudmila Klenko) – The Basmanny District Court of Moscow has ordered seizure of assets belonging to Kirov region ex-governor Nikita Belykh who stands charged with bribe taking, the court’s spokesperson Yunona Tsareva told RAPSI on Wednesday.

Belykh has been officially charged with taking EUR 400,000 in bribes. Investigators in cooperation with the Federal Security Service’s (FSB) officers arrested him on June 24 in a Moscow restaurant while he was allegedly accepting EUR 150,000, the third part of the bribe, according to Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin. Moscow’s Basmanny District Court ordered detention of Belykh.

On July 28 , President Vladimir Putin removed Belykh from his post of governor because of loss of trust.