© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Russian billionaire and proprietor of Chelsea soccer membership Roman Abramovich arrives at a division of the Excessive Court docket in central London October 31, 2011. REUTERS/Andrew Profitable/File Picture
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. authorities on Monday charged Russian businessman Roman Abramovich with exporting two U.S.-origin planes to Russia with out a license, which was required because of U.S. sanctions imposed on Moscow in response to its invasion of Ukraine. In a charging letter, the U.S. Division of Commerce stated Abramovich in February named his Russian youngsters the beneficiaries of the “shell entities” that owned the Boeing (NYSE:) 787 Dreamliner and Gulfstream G650 ER plane, however that he continued to manage them.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan at the moment are looking for to grab the 2 plane, court docket papers present. The costs come as U.S. authorities search to stress enterprise leaders near Russian President Vladimir Putin to persuade Moscow to halt its actions in Ukraine, which the Kremlin calls a particular navy operation. Abramovich has not personally been sanctioned by the USA.