Court left ex-head of Rosnano under arrest
Leonid Melamed is accused of waste of more than 220 million rubles ($3.8m).
The Moscow City Court on Thursday, April 27, recognized lawful extension of house arrest to former head of Rosnano state corporation Leonid Melamed till May 11. Thus, the complaint of the former official’s defense was rejected.
To recall, Leonid Melamed is under house arrest since July, 2015 with the right to go for a walk twice a day. Former CEO of Rosnano holding this post in 2007－2008 years is under house arrest in Silver Bor.
As the CrimeRussia wrote earlier, criminal case against top managers of Rosnano under accusations on Misappropriation (Art. 160 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) was initiated in July, 2015 after check of financial performance of Rosnano by the Audit Chamber of the Russian Federation.
According to case papers, being the head of Rosnano, Melamed concluded contracts on behalf of the state company with Alemar investment and finance corporation which partially belongs to him. According to terms of the contract, Alemar had to render consultation to Rosnano for the sum of 220 million rubles ($3.8m), which the company received from the state budget. According to the investigators, participants of the criminal scheme withdrew this money within half a year. Leonid Melamed denies his fault.
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