The son of the governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, Artem Uss, has been put on the federal wanted list in Russia in a money laundering case. According to TASS in court, Uss was arrested in absentia, he could face a sentence of up to 7 years in prison with a fine of 1 million rubles.
From the data of the Meshchansky Court of Moscow, it follows that Uss is charged with “laundering money or other property acquired by other persons in a criminal way as part of an organized group on an especially large scale” (paragraphs “a, b”, part 4 of article 174 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
Earlier, in the case of Uss and his business partner Yuri Orekhov, other Russians were also detained , whom the US Department of Justice accuses of circumventing sanctions and money laundering. On October 19, the US Department of Justice charged five Russians and two Venezuelan oil traders with sanctions evasion and money laundering. Among them is the son of the governor of the Krasnoyarsk Territory Artem Uss, he has already been arrested.
Artem Uss is the founder of the Sibugol company, which receives government contracts for the supply of coal. The team of the opposition leader Alexei Navalny in 2019 found luxury real estate worth 1.5 billion rubles from his father, Governor Alexander Uss. In July, sanctions were imposed against him: Uss, along with the heads of several other regions, was put on the UK's "black list". These persons are completely banned from entering the country, their assets are frozen there.