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A Moscow court just seized property owned by the federal censor's spokesman

Source: Meduza

Roskomnadzor's press secretary, Vadim Ampelonsky, has had a rough time since October 2017, when he and two colleagues were placed under house arrest on charges of large-scale fraud. Investigators later reclassified the charges to embezzlement (lowering the damages caused from 23 million rubles to six million rubles — almost $100,000), but he still faces up to 10 years in prison.

On Friday, May 4, things got even worse: a Moscow district court seized Ampelonsky's property.

Ampelonsky and his accomplices are suspected of billing the government for work by fictitious staff and keeping the wages for themselves.