Italy’s tax police, the Guardia di Finanza, announced that they have seized more than €141 million ($144 million) worth of assets from architect Lanfranco Cirillo, who famously designed the estate known as “Putin’s Palace” on Russia’s Black Sea.
Cirillo’s lawyer confirmed that his client was the “well-known professional” in Brescia, Italy, who officials accused of tax violations in a statement, but insisted Cirillo was not guilty “of any wrongdoing regarding Italian taxes.”