Court refused to release property upon Mari El former Head's case

Court refused to release property upon Mari El former Head's case
Former Head of the Republic of Mari El Leonid Markelov accused of bribe taking in Basmanny Court Photo: RIA Novosti

Defense of founder of Akashevskaya factory Nikolay Krivash petitioned for lifting of restrictions.

The Moscow City Court recognized arrest of the real estate of founder of Akashevskaya factory Nikolay Krivash lawful. To recall, the businessman is accused of bribery of 235 million rubles ($4.15m) to former Head of Mari El Leonid Markelov.

Earlier the lawyer of the former Head of the region asked to cancel the decision of the Basmanny Court of Moscow, which has imposed interim measures according to the petition of the investigator.

Thus, under arrest there are six real estate objects: the apartment in Mari El, house and four land plots in Leninskie Hills situated near Moscow, RIA Novosti reports.

Earlier the investigation brought the correspondence charge to Krivash, putting him on the international wanted list. Leonid Markelov was placed on April 14 in the pre-trial detention center meanwhile.

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