To enforce the sanctions because of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, the Munich I public prosecutor’s office confiscated three apartments and a bank account from Russians. “According to the current state of knowledge, this is the first case nationwide in which not only assets were “frozen” due to the sanctions, but real estate was actually confiscated,” said senior public prosecutor Anne Leiding on Monday in Munich.

A member of the Russian State Duma, abbreviated as L. by the public prosecutor’s office, and his wife, who is registered as residing in Munich, who was abbreviated as K., are affected.

According to the information, the apartments are in Munich, and monthly rent payments of around 3,500 euros are currently being received in the account.

The step became effective through an entry in the land register made on Monday. The tenants of the apartments are allowed to stay there, but they now have to pay their rents to the Munich District Court instead of the owners. The Federal Criminal Police Office supported the preparation and enforcement of the sanctions, the public prosecutor said.