Court left former Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Oganesyan in custody
The arrest of the former official, charged with fraud by 50 million rubles in the construction of Zenit-Arena, is extended until 9th May.
The Smolninsky District Court of St. Petersburg upheld the petition of the ICR and extended the arrest of the former Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Marat Oganesyan for four months. It is reported by TASS correspondent from the courtroom.
Judge Olesya Bulan states at the hearing, “there is reason to assume that being on large the former official attempts to abscond or put pressure on witnesses”. "Oganesyan has a foreign passport, a document is in the process of preparation of a visa to the United States. Oganesyan has connections in the criminal sphere and can, if at large, affect the course of the investigation, or to try to escape,"- the judge said.
Earlier it was reported that the defense of the ex-official petitioned for house arrest.
Recall that Marat Oganesyan was arrested on November, 16 in Moscow; the next day he was charged with fraud in the amount of 50 million rubles in the construction of the football stadium Zenit-Arena.