Сourt extended Ataman Nesterenko's arrest till March 2017

Сourt extended Ataman Nesterenko's arrest till March 2017
Nikolay Nesterenko

The Oktyabrsky district court of Krasnodar extended the pre-trial detention of Deputy Ataman of the Cossack society of the city of Anapa Nikolay Nesterenko for 3 months.

"To extend N.Nesterenko's detention period up to 12 March 2017. The reason to change on softer measure is not available," – the edition quoted the judge.

Earlier, RBC-Yug reported that Deputy Ataman of Anapa Cossack society Nikolay Nesterenko was detained by law enforcement agencies in Kislovodsk on 14 October. In respect to him a criminal case was initiated under part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (Swindling on an especially large scale), which provides up to ten years of imprisonment.

In particular, the Deputy Ataman is charged with illegal registration of ownership on 2.2 thousand sq. m. land plot in Sukko village (Anapa). It was an economic plot, owned by Nesterenko on private ownership.

It is known that the Pervomaisky district court of Krasnodar granted the request of the regional ICR investigator for priority cases on the arrest of Nikolay Nesterenko for the period until 12 December. According to Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the prosecution proposed to elect a measure of restraint not connected with imprisonment. However, the court agreed with the arguments of the investigation that at large Nesterenko might affect witnesses.

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