Prosecutor's protest on refusal to arrest Yurevich in absentia postponed

Prosecutor's protest on refusal to arrest Yurevich in absentia postponed
Mikhail Yurevich

The court postponed the hearing till May 24 at the request of the investigation.⁠

The Sverdlovsk District Court on Friday, May 19, did not consider the Prosecutor's protest against the refusal to arrest ex-Head of the Chelyabinsk region Mikhail Yurevich in absentia. This was reported by the press service of the court.

It is noted that the meeting was postponed till May 24 at the request of the investigation.

Recall that previously the ICR had asked the court to arrest in absentia the defendant in a multi-million bribe. However, the petition had been rejected. Later, the Prosecutor's Office sent an appeal of the Prosecutor to the regional court against the decision on the measure of restraint against Yurevich, which was planned to be considered on May 19.

According to the information received from lawyer of the official Igor Trunov, Yurevich is on treatment in London. Earlier, he had underwent a medical examination in Israel.

Note that the ex-Governor of the Chelyabinsk region announced his intention to come to Yekaterinburg for testimony, but he did not specify the exact dates of his visit. At the same time, Trunov's lawyer stresses that his client is not hiding from anyone, but he can not appear in the ICR for a good reason. The defense of the ex-official does not specify the suspect's sickness.

Yurevich is charged with Bribe-Taking (part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code) and Incitement to Slander (part 4 of Article 33 and part 2 of Article 128.1 of the Criminal Code). According to the case materials, being the Head of the Chelyabinsk region (from 2010 to 2014), Yurevich regularly received bribes from his subordinate, Minister of Health of the region Vitaly Teslenko (in 2014 he was sentenced for seven years also for bribes of 70 million rubles), for general protection, the total amount of which amounted to 26 million rubles ($454.900).

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