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.
The story with the arrest of Igor Vainshtok, creator of famous bifidok, in absentia and his escape is pretty confusing. The company founded by him still remains the largest probiotics producer in Russia and generates multimillion profits – however, somehow it was declared bankrupt. An international warrant has been issued against Vainshtok for non-payment of salaries – while the businessman calls his prosecution an element of the raiding takeover of his company that was already recognized a raidership victim in the past. Concurrently, employees of Partner Joint Stock Company created by Vainshtok claim that he has stolen not only millions of rubles from the base bank of Roscosmos – but, more importantly, the bifidok inventorship. So, whom has Vainshtok fled from?