Petersburg ex-Deputy Nesterova left under house arrest
The former member of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg from the Edinaya Rossiya party Svetlana Nesterova remained under house arrest until December 20 by the decision of the St. Petersburg City Court, Rosbalt reported.
The defense petitioned to change the preventive measure on bail, but the court upheld the decision on house arrest.
Earlier, the Krasnogvardeyskiy District Court extended the house arrest of the former Deputy, who was charged under part 3 of Art. 33, part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (Organization of the Theft of another's property by deception by a group of persons by prior conspiracy, using his official position on a large scale) for three months.
Svetlana Nesterova was arrested on June 21 after a search in her apartment. According to the materials of the criminal case, the Deputy of the Legislative Assembly for the period from June 2013 to December 2014 organized the theft of funds from the budget of St. Petersburg. Money was intended for reimbursement of costs for the implementation of social programs for the disabled and pensioners. The group nature of the crime is explained due to the fact that Nesterova engaged her assistants Vera Shishkina and Tatiana Kitova, nd her friend Svetlana Hasanova in theft.
In exchange for 12 million rubles ($202 thousand), Kirill Tabakov has ensured the release of third persons of their right to a number of real estate units in the center of Nizhny Novgorod to be replaced by a business class hotel.
According to the defense of ICR officers Nikandrov, Maksimenko, and Lamonov, arrested on suspicion of bribery, Denis Bogorodetsky has broken the crime scheme to the prosecution. The lawyers believe that due to this, the witness turned into a suspect a year after their clients.
Father of the former acting head of the MIA GUEBiPK (General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption) Viktor Zakharchenko, who is currently also under arrest, is the manager of the accounts in question. However, the ICR has information that the сolonel-millionaire has also had direct access to them.