Proceedings against police general charged with fraud postponed
MOSCOW, September 22 - RAPSI. A district court, on Thursday, postponed until September 26 a criminal case against an interior ministry general, who has been charged with misappropriating almost $10 million, the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) reports from the courtroom.
Gen. Alexander Bokov, who was formerly the director of the CIS anti-organized crime bureau, has been charged with large-scale fraud. He and his accomplices allegedly stole almost $10 million from a businessman.
Bokov's attorney told journalist that she is unaware of her client's location at the moment.
"The ambulance has taken him but I do not know where," she said and added that Bokov is afraid that he will not survive until the end of the trial.
In course of preliminary hearings defense attorneys filed more than 10 petitions, including the request to return the case to the prosecutor's office for remedying its drawbacks. The judge dismissed all the petitions including the one to release the general on bail.
The general was removed from office upon information of his detention.