Investigation requests court to extend arrest for Nikita Belykh
The investigation requests to extend the arrest of former Governor of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh, accused of bribery, until March 24.
"The court will consider the investigation's request on December 21," the Press Secretary of the Basmanny Court of Moscow Yunona Tsareva told RIA Novosti.
There is a criminal investigation into bribe-taking in the amount of 400 thousand euro against Belykh. The former Governor was caught red-handed in a Moscow restaurant on June 23. Belykh could not explain how or why he was carrying bundles of money with him; although, he does not consider himself a bribe-taker and intends to prove his innocence in court.
A federal judge other than retired Catherine Forrest will consider the case of Razhden Shulaya, who is charged with the creation of a criminal syndicate and other crimes, in the Federal District Court of the Southern District of New York.
Ismail Efendiev is suspected of exceeding authority in connection with the investigation of cases of detained earlier former First Deputy Prime Minister Ramazan Aliyev and nephew of the former head of Dagestan Askhabali Abdulatipov. Searches are being conducted at Efendiev's office and house.
The disappearance of an elderly Muscovite, who owns three rooms on Ostozhenka Street, and her disabled son, worried the neighbors, but the police refused to initiate criminal proceedings on their application. Housing in the elite area of the capital in the meantime was re-registered to a resident of St. Petersburg, who introduced herself as their relative.