Former State Duma deputy Mikheev arrested in absentia for embezzlement of 172 million rubles

Former State Duma deputy Mikheev arrested in absentia for embezzlement of 172 million rubles
Oleg Mikheev

An Interpol arrest warrant has been issued for him; his whereabouts are unknown.

The Moscow Basmanny Court has issued an arrest warrant for Oleg Mikheev, the former State Duma deputy and Volgograd leader of A Just Russia. He is the defendant in the criminal case of fraud worth 172 million rubles.

As previously reported, the ex-deputy has absconded justice. An Interpol arrest warrant has been issued for him; his whereabouts are unknown.

Mikheev’s lawyer denied the charges in court, saying that his client is not on the run and is in Russia, but does not admit guilt in the crimes he was charged with.

The case file says that Mikheev is related to the misappropriation of 14 real estate items of the Volgograd Motor Plant.

The estimated value of property is 500 million rubles. He is also involved in a fraudulent theft of 2.1 billion rubles from Promsvyazbank. The case against the deputy was opened in 2013 under three articles of the Criminal Code and he was stripped of his deputy immunity.

In February 2017, the ex-deputy was put on the federal wanted list. He stated that the criminal proceedings against him were instituted unlawfully. According to the ICR, the crimes imputed to Mikheev are not related to entrepreneurial activity.

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