MOSCOW – A Russian court has called for the seizure of a fugitive banker's lavish British residence.
Russian news reports said Thursday that the court in Moscow on Wednesday ordered the seizure of Andrei Borodin's Park Place mansion in Henley-on-Thames. Some reports claim it's the most expensive residence in Britain outside London.
The residence was purchased for a reported 140 million pounds ($200 million) by Borodin, former head of the Bank of Moscow, who is wanted in Russia on charges of hundreds of millions of dollars of fraud.
Borodin, who claims the charges against him are politically motivated, said he received political asylum in 2013. It couldn't be immediately determined if Britain would honor the Moscow court order.