Baltstroy head with suspended term in Restorers' case charged with creating criminal group

Baltstroy head with suspended term in Restorers' case charged with creating criminal group
Dmitry Sergeev

The day before Dmitry Sergeev was sentenced to 4.5 years' suspended imprisonment, however, in the courtroom the convict was detained by the officers, after which he was sent to Moscow for facing new charges.

Director of Baltstroy company Dmitry Sergeev is being prepared for arrest again. Today, August 29 saw metropolitan investigators charging the businessman with Creating a Criminal Community (part 1 of Art. 210 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and three episodes of Swindling (part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code) within the so-called 'restorers' case'.

As part of the investigation of new criminal episodes, the investigators again sent an application for the arrest of Sergeev to the court. The Moscow Basmanny Court is to choose the measure of restraint in the next few hours.

Sources of Kommersant reported that in the new charges brought the investigation believed that Dmitry Sergeev had created a group, involved in large-scale embezzlement during the construction of objects of the residence of the Russian president in Novo-Ogaryovo.

On August 28 the Head of Baltstroy was sentenced by the Kuibyshev court of St. Petersburg to 4.5 years' suspended imprisonment for the theft of more than 70 million rubles ($1.1m) in the organization of restoration works of Aseev's villa in the Tambov region, the Pskov Drama Theater, and Novodevichy monastery in Moscow.

However, right in the courtroom, Dmitry Sergeev was detained after the verdict by the FSB officers and sent to the capital for facing further charges.

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