U.S. DOJ Secures Warrant to Seize $45 Million Airplane of Russian Energy Company

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Friday, September 2, 2022
Bruce Zagaris

On August 31, 2022, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) secured a warrant to seize a Boeing 737-7EM aircraft owned by PJSC LUKOIL, a Russian multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Moscow, Russia.  The DOJ obtained the warranted from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, which authorized the seizure, finding probable case that the Boeing aircraft was subject  to seizure based on violations of federal law.[1]

[1]    U.S. Department of Justice, United States Obtains Warrant for Seizure of $45 Million Airplane Owned by Russian Energy Company PJSC LUKOIL, Press Rel. 22-394, Aug. 31, 2022.