Accused of embezzlement Basketball Federation ex-Head escaped from house arrest
Yulia Anikeeva disappeared on the day of the verdict.
Yulia Anikeeva, the former president of the Russian Basketball Federation (RFB), escaped from house arrest. On the disappearance of the accused of 44-million-embezzlement ($761.800) it became known on the day she was sentenced. When the staff of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia arrived at her home to bring to court, no one opened the door, Anikeeva's phone was unavailable, TASS reports.
According to the information of the agency, in the previous visit of the Federal Penitentiary Service employees on October 19, the accused was still at home, the criminal executive inspection did not find any violations.
Recall that Anikeeva is accused of embezzling about 44 million rubles. The prosecutor requested six years of colony.
As suggested by the investigation, Anikeeva and another person involved in the case, former chief accountant of the RFB Mikhail Kocharyan, who died from a prolonged illness during the investigation, withdrew money from the RFB. The criminal case against them was instituted under part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The case was opened after the audit of the federation.
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