Members of Russian Authors' Society questioned with regard to major fraud case
The investigation is questioning employees of the Russian Authors' Society (RAO) in the case of 500 million rubles fraud.
Investigators are interrogating RAO members in the case of its directors general Sergey Fedotov, who was detained on suspicion of fraud in the amount of 500 million rubles. This was announced by the defendant's lawyer Denis Baluev. On a side note, the lawyer said that his client's condition got worse due to aggravated chronic diseases.
Earlier, the Moscow City Court decided to place Fedotov under arrest for a period up to August 17.
According to sources close to the Prosecutor’s Office of the Noginsk District of the Moscow Region, law enforcement authorities have recently launched an inquest against 27-year-old Anton Manegin, co-owner of Timokhovo landfill site and son of its General Director Konstantin Manegin, on suspicion of complicity in siphoning off funds via a network of contractors.
Private Security Company (PSC) Graps-2, whose employees provoked a conflict with the guards of billionaire Gavril Yushvaev in Moscow City, is managed by the second co-owner of Oko tower, Vladislav Doronin.
Lawyer Damir Gainutdinov from Agora asks for recommendation to the Russian Federation Government "to refrain from expanding the practice of arbitrary interference in the right to freedom of expression, privacy and anonymity, including online."