MOSCOW, August 25 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) – The Basmanny District Court of Moscow has arrested a land plot belonging to Moscow's anti-doping laboratory‘s ex-head Gregory Rodchenkov who is involved in a criminal case over abuse of office, RAPSI learned from the court’s press-service on Thursday.

On May 12, The New York Times published an article citing Rodchenkov, who maintained that at least 15 Russian athletes winning gold medals in Sochi were involved in a Russian “doping program” aimed to dominate its home Olympics.

Later a criminal case over alleged abuse of office was launched against Rodchenkov.

Earlier the Investigative Committee of Russia announced that Rodchenkov, who escaped to the U.S., was unlawfully selling prohibited medicines and deliberately destroyed doping tests of Russian athletes.

This May, the Investigative Committee launched a probe into mass media reports about violations of anti-doping rules by Russian athletes.