Investigative Committee seeks fugitive State Duma ex-deputy’s arrest

Investigative Committee seeks fugitive State Duma ex-deputy’s arrest
Oleg Mikheev

A member of the Fair Russia political party was put on the international wanted list.

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation sent a petition to the court for the arrest of the wanted State Duma ex-deputy Oleg Mikheev, accused of attempted fraud on an especially large scale (Article 30, part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and put him on the international wanted list, Kommersant reports. .

The former leader of the Volgograd branch the Fair Russia was suspected of trying to appropriate over 1.4 billion rubles of Promsvyazbank. The politician did not plead guilty and hid from the investigation.

On February 19, 2013, the State Duma deprived Mikheev of parliamentary immunity, and on March 4, the head of the Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, opened a criminal case against the politician. Neither Mikheev nor his lawyer came to the first court hearing on the case on March 28, 2017, after which he was put on the federal wanted list. Now Mikheev is to be included in the Interpol base.

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