Сourt banned Navalny and Ofitserov leave Kirov till the end of process
The preventive measure in the form of a recognizance not to leave from the regional center is chosen to defendants in the case on the Kirovles’s property theft.
Opposition leader Alexey Navalny and entrepreneur Petr Ofitserov, accused of embezzlement of budget funds for the company Kirovles, remain in Kirov until the end of the trial - presumably until February 10. Spokeswoman of Navalny Kyra Yarmish wrote this in Twitter.
"A preventive measure is the recognizance not to leave Kirov,” she wrote in the microblog, adding that both defendants will stay at the hotel from 1 to 10 February.
Thus, the court ignored defense arguments that Navalny and Ofitserov had valid reasons for non-attendance at one of the meetings.
On the eve of January 31, media reported on hospitalization of Petr Ofitserov due to a sharp deterioration in health. Navalny, in turn, says that his "campaign" requires more attention.
It is well-known that criminals always return to the crime scene. Aleksander Stasyuk, ex-Deputy Head of Shvabe Holding, was eager to return to the company he has robbed for some 30 million rubles ($452.6 thousand). He was welcomed there with open arms and a new employment contract. Is Shvabe facing a new round of corruption scandals?