Arrest of Rosnano former Head Leonid Melamed extended for three months
The term of house arrest of Rosnano former Head Leonid Melamed, who is accused of embezzling 220 million rubles of controlled by him earlier company, has been extended until 11 March 2017.
The second person involved in cases of embezzlement in Rosnano is former CFO Svyatoslav Ponurov, he also remained in custody until 11 March, according to TASS.
Leonid Melamed has been under house arrest since July last year with the right to walk twice a day. The Rosnano former CEO, who held the post in 2007-2008, is serving arrest at his home in Serebryany Bor.
Recall that a criminal case against top managers of Rosnano on charges of Embezzlement (Art. 160 of the Criminal Code) was opened in July 2015 after an audit of Rosnano financial state by the Audit Chamber of the Russian Federation.
According to the materials of the case, being the Rosnano Head, Melamed concluded contracts on behalf of the state-owned company with investment and financial corporation Alemar, which is partly owned by himself. In accordance with the terms of the contract Alemar should have been provided services to Rosnano in the amount of 220 million rubles, which the company received from the state budget. Leonid Melamed denies his guilt.
In mid-July, thief in law Vitya Pan, as well as his accomplices Evgeny Titov aka Tit and Yaroslav Sokolov (aka Yarik) were declared federally wanted. Depending on their role in the commission of the crime, the defendants are suspected of creation of a crime community and participation therein (parts 1 and 2 of Art. 210 of the Russian Criminal Code), as well as of kidnapping and tortures.