MOSCOW, October 5 - RAPSI. Chief Russian Bailiff Artur Parfyonchikov calls for extending the bailiffs' powers to initiate criminal prosecution against fraudulent debtors.
Speaking at the Justice Ministry on Wednesday head of the bailiffs service said that the fines for not obeying court orders are very often disproportionate to the debtors' proceeds from the breach of law.
"In this context we think we should extend the bailiffs' powers to initiate criminal prosecution against individuals," Parfyonchikov said.
"Before opening a case we repeatedly warn the individual (most often than not an official) about possible prosecution," the chief bailiff said.