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.
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).