Magomedov brothers' arrest prolonged

Magomedov brothers' arrest prolonged
Ziyavudin Magomedov

Entrepreneurs are accused of embezzlement of 2.5 billion rubles ($37.8m).

The Tverskoy District Court of Moscow extended the arrest of Ziyavudin Magomedov, the co-owner of the Summa group of companies, and Magomed, his brother, who were accused of fraud and the creation of an organized criminal community, until March 30. The court made a similar decision about the alleged accomplice of the Magomedovs, head of Intex company Artur Maksidov. It is reported by RIA Novosti.

"The court decided: to satisfy the investigation request, to extend a preventive measure in the form of detention of arrest for one month and 25 days, until March 30, 2019," Judge Elena Bulgakova announced the decision.

During the trial, it became known that the period of the preliminary investigation was extended until May 5. The defendants deny blame.

The Magomedov brothers were accused of embezzling 2.5 billion rubles, Maksidov — nearly 669 million rubles, and Magomedov was charged with illegal possession of weapons. The accused allegedly acted within the framework of the criminal community created no later than 2010.

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