The state Duma Committee supported the project on the seizure of property of legal entities for bribery or bribery

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The state Duma Committee on state construction and legislation at the meeting on Wednesday recommended the lower house adopt in the first reading the presidential draft law, which proposes to freeze the assets of legal entities in respect of which the proceedings concerning the illegal enrichment of officials.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted to the state Duma a draft, which proposed to introduce in the code new article.

«For the execution of the resolution about appointment of administrative punishment for committing an administrative offense… the bill proposes a new measure of maintenance of manufacture on business about an administrative offence, namely, the seizure of property of legal persons», — stated in the explanatory note to the draft.

As noted, the value of the property on which arrest is imposed shall not exceed the maximum size of an administrative fine. The decision on arrest will be made by the court on the basis of a reasoned application of the Prosecutor, and the arrest to be carried out in accordance with legislation on enforcement proceedings order.

In addition, the seizure of funds held in Bank accounts, the bill allowed only in the absence of a legal entity or other property. This will ensure the payment of wages to employees of the legal entity and implementation of other obligatory payments, says the President.

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