The Moscow city court extended the arrest of the former Governor of the White

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae in fotobanka-Governor of Kirov region Nikita Belykh in Basmanny court of Moscow. 22 March 2017The Moscow city court extended the arrest of the former Governor of the White© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae the image Bank

The Moscow city court on Tuesday extended the arrest of ex-Governor of Kirov region Nikita Belykh, accused of bribery, RIA news from the courtroom.

Thus, the court satisfied the petition of the investigator, who feared that, if released, the accused will be able to escape and use his connections to interfere with the investigation.

Protection of the former head of the region has repeatedly stated that the stay in prison had damaged his health. Lawyer Andrew Trammel was told RIA Novosti that doctors found in White brain disease (encephalopathy of the second degree) and high blood pressure. In February he was transferred from prison to hospital for treatment.

According to investigators, in 2012-2016 Nikita Belykh personally and through intermediaries received a bribe in especially large size for a total amount of 600 thousand euros. Upon application of the RF IC, White caught in the act 24 June 2016 in one of the Moscow restaurants. He couldn’t explain how was caught in a restaurant with bundles of cash, but the bribe itself is not guilty and intends to prove his innocence in court.

Shortly thereafter, the White President of Russia Vladimir Putin removed him from his post of the Governor in connection with loss of trust.

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