Krasnoyarsk region: Ex-Deputy Minister Marshalkina goes to pre-trial detention facility again

Krasnoyarsk region: Ex-Deputy Minister Marshalkina goes to pre-trial detention facility again
Nadezhda Marshalkina

Former Deputy Minister of the Krasnoyarsk region economic development Nadezhda Marshalkina will stay under arrest for 3 more months.

It was the Sovetsky Ditrict Court of Krasnoyarsk that made the decision, according to vesti-krasnoyarsk.ru. A hearing on pre-trial restriction for Marshalkina was held on Friday and lasted for the whole day. Marshalkina is accused of taking bribes.

The court placed Marshalkina under house arrest on June 19. However, the decision was canceled and the case file was referred to the court for electing pre-trial restrictions on July 4. The decision was canceled due to people with vested interests interfering with court proceedings; Marshalkina’s daughter allegedly threatened a witness.

The Krasnoyarsk public official is accused of taking a 72-million-ruble bribe ($1.2 million, a record for the region), entering false information into the Russian National State Register of Legal Entities and National State Register of Stockholders, and two offenses punishable under part 1 of Art. 185.5 (Falsifying a Decision of a General Meeting of Shareholders (Stakeholders) of a Company or a Decision of the Board of Directors (Supervisory Board) of a Company) of the Russian Criminal Code, according to the case file.

Marshalkina was arrested during the investigation. Her and her family’s property was seized. She has been held in the pre-trial detention facility since October 2015; prosecutors and investigators had reasons to believe she could threaten witnesses or flee Russia.

The court will begin hearing Nadezhda Marshalkina’s case on August 14. The former public official has not pleaded guilty.

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