Roskomnadzor spokesman told to keep case details secret
Vadim Ampelonsky is accused of swindling on an especially large scale.
The Chertanovsky court of Moscow told Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) spokesman Vadim Ampelonsky to keep quiet about the circumstances of the criminal case against him, court press secretary Stanislav Yezhov reported.
"He is forbidden to talk in any way about the circumstances relating to the investigation of the criminal case," said the court representative.
Roskomnadzor spokesman Vadim Ampelonsky, head of Roskomnadzor legal department Boris Yedinin and advisor to the general director of General Radio Frequency Center FSUE Alexander Veselchakov were placed under house arrest by the decision of Chertanovsky court. The three officials are charged with a particularly large fraud. Should the charges be confirmed, the defendants will face up to 10 years in prison.
Earlier, the court had refused to put the officials in custody, but granted the house arrest petition. Ampelonsky will be there until November 7.
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