First, the Jersey Police searched premises suspected to be connected to Roman Abramovich’s businesses, then the Russian billionaire had $7 billion of assets frozen.
Mr. Abramovich is among several wealthy Russians who´s assets are seized as sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The new hit came in the island Jersey, a self-governing dependency in the Channel Islands between England and France.
“The Royal Court imposed a formal freezing order on 12 April, known as a saisie judiciaire, over assets understood to be valued in excess of US$7bn which are suspected to be connected to Mr Abramovich and which are either located in Jersey or owned by Jersey incorporated entities,” the Jersey Law Officers’ Department said.
A five superyachts fleet linked to the businessman together worth an estimated $1 bn is also docked in Turkey. Abramovic, who tried unsuccessfully to sell Chelsea Football Club in March, is one of the many targets by European countries.
Here a list elaborated by CNN of superyachts seized to Russian billionaires:
“Crescent”, unknown owner. $600 million. Tarragona, Spain.
“Sailing Yacht A”, Andrey Melnichenko. $577 million in Trieste, Italy.
“Valerie”, Sergei Chemezov. $140 million in Barcelona, Spain.
“Amore Vero”, Igor Sechin. $120 million in La Ciotat, France.
“Tango”, Viktor Vekselberg. $90 million in Mallorca, Spain.
“Axioma”, Dmitry Pumpyansky. $75 million in Gibraltar.
“Lady M”, Alexey Mordaschov. $71 million in Imperia, Italy.
“Lena”, Gennady Timchenko. $55 million in San Remo, Italy.
“Phi”, unknown owner. $50 million in London, England.