Prikamye Minister of Sports allowed walking more under house arrest
The Leninsky District Court of Perm softened the conditions of house arrest to the Minister of Physical Education and Sports Pavel Lyakh. In particular, it increased the daily walks from one hour to two and sometimes allowed going to the pharmacy, shops, laundry and hairdressing.
According to Kommersant, Lyakh's lawyers asked for this.
In addition, the court allowed Pavel Lyakh to communicate with his son, who lives separately, for two hours, two times a week.
Criminal proceedings against Pavel Lyakh were instituted by the Investigation Department of the regional FSB on October 3 under part 2 of Art. 285 (Abuse of Official Powers).
According to the investigation, Pavel Lyakh signed a certificate of acceptance of works executed related to the reconstruction of Dinamo stadium in Perm for the sum of 45 million rubles. However, at a consequence of the FSB, the cost of the work was overstated by 13.8 million rubles.
On October, 6 the court elected a preventive measure in the form of house arrest, although, the defense requested to leave him on bail of 1 million rubles. The house arrest of Sports Minister is extended to February 2017.
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