Moscow City Court not released businessman Mikhalchenko from pre-trial detention center
Protection of the holding Forum general director demanded release on bail.
The Moscow City Court extended the term of arrest to Forum holding CEO Dmitry Mikhalchenko, who is charged with smuggling elite alcohol, until the end of June.
In addition, the term of arrest was extended to another person involved in the case, deputy of Mikhalchenko Boris Korevsky, and the house arrest term of deputy director of the Contrail Logistic Northwest firm Anatoly Kindzersky was also prolonged.
The defense of all three defendants solicited their release on bail, but the judge took the side of the investigation, which insisted that the accused would hide or interfere with the investigation if they were at large.
It is noted that for Mikhalchenko the lawyer offered a pledge of 100 million rubles ($1.7m).
According to investigators, in 2015 Mikhalchenko organized smuggling of expensive wines and other elite drinks. Through intermediaries, the businessman bought products in the shops of the European Union; then it crossed from Hamburg to Russia in containers under the guise of a sealant.
Joint business of Industry and Trade Minister’s father and Rostec Director’s son in Moscow and Gelendzhik
The company of the father of the Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the son of the General Director of the corporation Rostec has interests in winemaking and building apartments in Gelendzhik, as well as in the hotel business, taxi service and financial services in Moscow.
The damage from illegal actions of lumberjacks is estimated at 1 billion rubles ($16.8m). Without ties with the government and the police, it would be impossible to conduct activities on such a scale, the Head of the region is sure.