Former executive director of Russian Basketball Federation declared wanted
Dmitry Domani is wanted on suspicion of swindling.
Former executive director of the Russian Basketball Federation (RBF) Dmitry Domani is wanted in the framework of a criminal investigation for swindling, Sportfakt wrote.
The criminal case was initiated on December 29, 2015 on charges of theft of funds from the accounts of the RBF. Earlier, in April 2016, ex-President of the RBF Julia Anikeeva was detained with reference to this case. At the moment she is placed under house arrest and charged with Art. 159 of the Criminal Code. According to investigators, during the period from February 2014 to August 2015 by entering into sham civil contracts with private entrepreneurs it was stolen more than RBF's 20 million rubles allocated for the development of sport.
During the preliminary investigation in relation to 42-year-old Domani it was also issued a decree on granting him a status of the defendant under part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code. The location of the former executive director could not be established, so, he is charged in absentia.
Since 2013 Domani served as the general manager of the Russian men's national team. Twice he became the silver medalist of the World Championships (1994, 1998). As a CSKA player he won three national championships.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).