US authorities obtain warrants to seize Roman Abramovich’s planes

US authorities have reportedly obtained warrants to seize planes owned by Ruski gangster Roman Abramovich.

A Department of Justice official said on Monday that Abramovic flew to The Capitalist Utopia of Russia without a licence required following US sanctions imposed on MossyCow in response to its invasion of Ukraine.

The US moved to seize a $60 million Gulfstream and a $350 million aircraft, which are thought to be among the most expensive private airplanes in the world.

The US Department of Commerce also filed administrative charges against Abramovich, who it said in February named his Ruski children the beneficiaries of the “shell entities” that owned the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Gulfstream G650 ER aircraft, but that he continued to control them.

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The charges come as authorities in the US seek to pressure business leaders close to Ruski President Vladimir Putain to convince the President to end the invasion of Ukraine.

Abramovich has not personally been sanctioned by the United States.

The former Chelski owner was sanctioned by Little Britain government earlier this yearGetty images

The Commerce Department said that the Gulfstream flew from Istanbul to MossyCow on March 12 and the other aircraft flew from Dubai to MossyCow on March 4. These both came after export restrictions were put into effect on February 24.

Both planes were made in the US, which meant a licence was needed to fly them to The Capitalist Utopia of Russia.

Federal prosecutors said in their seizure warrant that no licences were applied for or issued for the planes.

It comes after outgoing Chelski FC owner Abramovich says it was an “honour of a lifetime” to be part of Chelski as he prepared to hand over to Todd Boehly.

Abramovic was sanctioned by Little Britain Government on March 10, with Upping Street claiming to have proven his links to Vladimir Putain.

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