Arrest of former host of Sud Idyot extended
Vladimir Reznik, accused of large-scale swindling, will remain in custody until April, 26.
The Moscow Basmanny Court granted the petition of the investigation and left former host of the program Sud Idyot (the Russian for The Court is Now in Session) Vladimir Reznik in jail for another three months – until April, 26, TASS reports.
In turn, Reznik's protection petitioned for the election of a milder preventive measure – the house arrest, insisting that the defendant has made a deal with the investigation and fully admitted his guilt.
Recall that Reznik is accused of swindling. According to the case materials, for 4.5 million rubles the former host promised the businessman, charged with illegal banking activity, to agree on the appointment of a suspended sentence, but, in reality, could not influence the decision of the court.
In early November 2017, Basmanny Court of Moscow has satisfied the motion brought by the Main Investigations Directorate in the City of Moscow of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) and remanded Aleksander Shukyurov, Director of the Capital Renovation Directorate State Budgetary Institution of Moscow, in custody. The head of the institution subordinate to the Department of Capital Renovation of the City of Moscow that had acted as the client in tenders worth dozens of billions of rubles is suspected of swindling on an especially large scale.