This was reported by the newspaper "Izvestia" with reference to the press service of the regional SU IC of Russia.

“During the investigation in the criminal case, in order to ensure the execution of the sentence regarding the collection of a civil lawsuit, a fine and other property penalties, the property of the accused was seized,” the ministry said.

Among the arrested objects are real estate, including residential premises, two land plots, a Toyota Camry and cash.

The total cost is estimated at more than 27 million rubles.

Novikov was caught red-handed on April 17 on suspicion of receiving a bribe. A criminal case has been instituted against him. The court sent him into custody until June 16.

According to investigators, Novikov demanded a representative of a contractor involved in the construction of the second stage of the residential building of the Tuima neuropsychiatric boarding school to pay a bribe of at least 12 million rubles for “patronizing the company's activities”.

The Investigative Committee published a video of the detention of the suspect.