AMERICAN can get $5 million from the government if they help hand over the superyacht, private jet, and Russian tycoon’s mansion.
It comes as the US ramps up its efforts to cripple Russian oligarchs with close ties to Vladimir Putin by expropriating their precious assets.
European countries have seized several multi-million dollar yachts while investigators are hunting down the illegal assets of Russia’s super-rich elite.
Under the program approved by the National Assembly, anyone who submits information leading to the seizure, seizure or forfeiture of assets “in connection with corruption related to the government of the Russian Federation”, can claimed a $5 million reward, according to the Treasury Department.
The Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards program was approved last year and is aimed at seizing assets in the United States of anyone with ties to corrupt foreign regimes.
Assets can include yachts, jets, apartments, as well as any financial holdings such as bank accounts or investments managed by hedge funds.
To claim cash, the property would need to be located in the United States, held by a U.S. financial institution, or already owned by a U.S. citizen.
From there a Treasury committee will review “reward eligibility on a case-by-case basis,” which will then be approved by secretary Janet Yellen.
Based on Evil behaviorThe Treasury could award more than $5 million if it felt the situation warranted.
It comes like UK sanctions 386 Russian politicians who supported Putin’s war in Ukraine.
They were all members of the Duma, the Russian lower house of parliament, who voted in favor of recognizing the independence of the breakaway regions of Luhansk and Donetsk – a Putin’s Power grab.
The EU sanctioned Russian politicians on 15 February and sparked criticism that Britain was not acting fast enough.
The UK government has also frozen $4.2 million property owned by Russian billionaire and owner of Chelsea FC, Roman Abramovich.
The steel tycoon worth 13.7 billion dollarsaccording to Forbes, and owns a $200 million mansion in Kensington, a penthouse in West London, and $43 million yachts, private jethelicopters and supercars worth more than $1.6 billion.
And it comes when details emerge about Putin’s $515 million luxury jet with gilded toilet have emerged.
The photos revealed the plane’s lavish interior as news broke of starving Russians vying for food with shattered rubles while economic sanctions went into effect.
Among the luxury traps on board official Ilyushin plane is a well-stocked bar, bedroom and gym.
The interior is decorated in neoclassical style and the huge conference table is decorated in gold and surrounded by cream leather chairs.
Putin is said to have flown more miles in the senior office than all other Russian leaders combined.
His amazing jet is capable of reaching speeds of up to 560mph and is built by the Voronezh Aircraft Production Association.
Russia’s currency was in freefall and ordinary Russians were seen at withdrawal points desperately trying to cash out before their savings became worthless.
Footage has also emerged of Russian pensioners jostling over what little food is available on supermarket shelves.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/4930916/5million-reward-for-russian-oligarchs-superyachts-private-jets-mansions/ US offers $5 million reward to Americans willing to hand over superyacht, private jet and Russian tycoon’s mansion