Basmanny court of Moscow arrested for two months founder of the investment Fund Baring Vostok Michael Calvey, a suspect in the theft of 2.5 billion rubles from the Bank “the East”, reports TASS. According to the court, Calvey will be held in custody till April 13.
Within 10 days he should be charged, otherwise Calvey will be released. The court came to the conclusion that the founder of the Foundation has significant resources to hide or exert pressure on witnesses. The court also took into account his American citizenship, the presence Calvey significant financial resources and relationships.
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“Only the contents of the suspect Calvey custody can ensure the interests of the investigation”, – stated in the ruling, judge Arthur Karpov. The lawyers asked the court to send the suspect under house arrest at the place of residence in Moscow or bail, up to 5 million rubles, write “Vedomosti”. Protection will appeal against the court’s decision and will insist on the measure of restraint not related to imprisonment, said the lawyer Dmitry Klyachkin.
In addition to Calvey for two months arrested the five defendants in the case – the partner of investment Fund Baring Vostok is a citizen of France, Philip Delpal, employees Baring Vostok Vagan Abgaryan and Ivan Zyuzin, the General Director “the First kollektorskoe Bureau” (PKB), Maxim Vladimirov, as well as the adviser to the head of the Board of JSC “Norvik Bank”, the former head of Board of Bank “the East” Alex Cordycep.
All five were arrested on 15 February. The measure of restraint for the Calvey court the first time to elect could not. The meeting on Friday lasted three hours with breaks, the court has twice retired to deliberate and in the end decided to postpone the meeting for 72 hours to collect additional evidence, writes The Bell.
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