Businessman Sergei Polonsky, accused in the theft of 2.6 bn RUB., in a building of Presnensky court of Moscow August 2016
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The investigation reclassified the charges to the businessman Sergei Polonsky and two other defendants in the case on the theft of shareholders 2.6 billion RUB. Now he is charged with fraud committed by an organized group
The result has tightened an accusation to the former head of Mirax Group Sergei Polonsky and another two defendants in the case about fraud for housing was 2.6 billion rubles, said the Agency “Moscow” the lawyer of Polonsky Slavik Broan.
According to him, if before it the defendants were charged with committing fraud in especially large size, but now the investigation has reclassified the charges to fraud committed by an organized group. “We have added an additional aggravating circumstance,” he explained.
8 August Presnensky court of Moscow remanded the case for Polonsky, the Prosecutor’s office for reclassification of his actions as more serious crimes. Lawyer Polonsky, Aleksey Tsaplin then explained that the judge saw the actions of the defendants in the signs of an organized group.
The Polonsky case with the indictment was transferred to the court in July of this year. According to investigators, in 2008-2009 Polonsky together with Alexei Adikaev, Dmitry Lutsenko and Maxim by Temnikova with the complicity of the head of the financial Department Mirax Group Alexander Paperno and General Director of OOO “AVANTA” Alex Pronyakin stole more than 2.6 billion rubles from co-investors LCD “Kutuzovskaya mile” and residential complex “Rublevsky Riviera”. Polonsky did not recognize his guilt.
In may 2015, employees of the MIA of Russia were deported Polonsky from Cambodia, where he was detained. In December last year, a Russian court extended his arrest, refused to release on bail of 20 million rubles Polonsky detained in the SIZO “Matrosskaya Tishina”.