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Ombudsman Titov asks prosecutors to check legality of paralyzed businessman’s detention

12:55 17/01/2019

MOSCOW, January 17 (RAPSI) – Russia’s business ombudsman Boris Titov has asked the Prosecutor General’s Office to check a legal basis for detention of paralyzed entrepreneur Nikolay Gerasimenko, the ombudsman’s press service has told RAPSI.

According to the ombudsman, detained Gerasimenko suffers from a serious illness and is not ambulant.

The businessman was arrested in October. He stands charged with large scale fraud.

Investigators claim that from 2014 to 2017 Gerasimenko acting as a director of the South Regional Building Complex signed contracts on share participation in housing construction worth 78.8 million rubles ($1.2 million) with unnamed individuals but failed to fulfil his obligation on the agreements.

Earlier, the Moscow Regional Court replaced a detention order with a 3-million-ruble bail ($45,000). However, the businessman is still in detention as he has no the required sum.


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12:55 17/01/2019 Russia’s business ombudsman Boris Titov has asked the Prosecutor General’s Office to check a legal basis for detention of paralyzed entrepreneur Nikolay Gerasimenko.
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