Court in Saratov extended the term of arrest to the Deputy of the Duma in case of fraud

© RIA Novosti / Andrey to Sterotypical in fotomontagen hammer. Archival photoCourt in Saratov extended the term of arrest to the Deputy of the Duma in case of fraud© RIA Novosti / Andrey to Sterotypically the image Bank

Volzhsky district court of Saratov on Friday extended the arrest of the Deputy of regional Duma Andrey Belikov, who is accused of major fraud, told RIA Novosti press-service of the court.

Volzhsky district court of Saratov on 3 August signed Belikov custody for a period of two months, until October 2.

«Today extended the period of detention to two months — until December 2, inclusive,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

Previously RF IC reported that, according to investigators, a Deputy in the years 2014-2017 was provided to the Ministry of social development of Saratov region about the information that JSC «Avtokombinat-2», where Belikov is CEO, at his own expense carried out the transportation of beneficiaries, while the company was not for this transport and drivers.

Investigators believe that on the basis of false information the member received 450 million rubles of subsidies from the regional budget, part of which is distributed among entrepreneurs, in fact, carried out passenger traffic without lawful justification, another 15 million rubles involved in the case was kidnapped.

Against Belikov opened a criminal case under article «Fraud in especially large size». He faces up to ten years of imprisonment. After the criminal case, «United Russia» announced the suspension of membership Belikov in the party.