Case of Rosnano ex-head Leonid Melamed went to court

Case of Rosnano ex-head Leonid Melamed went to court
Leonid Melamed Photo: Kommersant

The date of the preliminary hearing will be announced soon.

The materials of the criminal case against former head of Rosnano Leonid Melamed and former financial director of the state corporation Svyatoslav Ponurov went to the Cheryomushkinsky Court of Moscow. According to the press service of the court, the question of appointing the date of the preliminary hearing is being decided.

Yesterday it became known that Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika ordered the cancellation of the decision of his deputy Viktor Grin who, a few days earlier, refused to approve the accusation in the case of Rosnano state corporation former head Leonid Melamed. The latter is accused of embezzling 226 million budget rubles ($3.9m). The Prosecutor General approved the indictment and sent the case to the court.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Leonid Melamed was released from house arrest, and Svyatoslav Ponurov from the pre-trial detention center in connection with the expiration of the term of detention. Yesterday, both were summoned to the ICR to receive copies of the indictment in the case, which will soon be sent to the court for consideration on the merits. 

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