Yachts and Airplanes: What Procedures and Legal Theories Are Being Used to Forfeit Russian Assets in the United States?

This is a link to my article, “Yachts and Airplanes: What Procedures and Legal Theories Are Being Used to Forfeit Russian Assets in the United States?,” which was published on Februrary 6, 2023, in Eucrim, the European Criminal Law Associations’ Forum.

The article discusses the legal theories federal prosecutors in the United States are using to seize and forfeit the assets of Russian oligarchs based on their violation of US sanctions against using the US financial system, including correspondent bank accounts.

The complaint that the Government filed against the yacht Amadea, owned by sanctioned Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov, is posted here: Amadea Complaint (SDNY Oct. 23, 2023)