ICR to check information about pressure on Saratov judges
Investigators received statement about interference in the work of the Kirovsky and Oktyabrsky district courts of Saratov.
The ICR Department for investigation of priority cases in the Saratov region began checking after receipt of an application for the exerting pressure on certain persons on the Saratov Regional Court, as well as interference in the work of the Kirovsky and Oktyabrsky district courts of Saratov.
The press service of the regional ICR Сentral Board confirmed information about early check, but refused to comment on details, saying only that if the facts are confirmed, it will be prosecuted under Art. 294 of the Criminal Code (Obstruction of Justice).
According to preliminary data, the check concerns the action, set up in the Regional Court in the election of a preventive measure for arbitration manager Dmitry Minenkov, who along with several accomplices is suspected of embezzling 60 million rubles during the bankruptcy of enterprises.
Participants of the action for the protection of Minenkov insist that they only implemented the constitutional right to be present at a public hearing.
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).