Court to consider appeal of ex-governor's arrest
MOSCOW, September 13 - RAPSI. The court will hear on September 21 an appeal filed by a former regional governor charged with large-scale bribe-taking against his house arrest, his attorney told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI).
"The cassation appeal against the Basmanny District Court ruling on September 6 to place the ex-governor under house arrest as a measure of restriction says the ruling should be reversed as unlawful and unfounded," the attorney said.
The court's decision has not yet entered into force.
Former Tula Region Governor Vyacheslav Dudka, along with the head of the Tula Regional Property and Land Department, granted a 2.5 hectare land plot to a company for the construction of a superstore in exchange for a 40 million ruble ($1.4 million) bribe in spring 2010, according to investigators.
The Moscow City Court will hear the appeal.