Jewelry executive must read case materials before October 10, court
MOSCOW, September 19 - RAPSI, Anna Shubina. The court has deemed it lawful to confine the time allowed for reading case materials to October 10 for a top jewelry company executive charged with smuggling, the Russian Legal Information agency reports from the courtroom.
The Moscow City Court has dismissed Antonina Babosyuk's appeal against a district court decision restricting the time allocated to read her case materials upon the Federal Security Service's (FSB) request.
The FSB launched criminal proceedings against several Altyn top managers, including Babosyuk, on smuggling charges on October 5, 2009.
Investigators searched Altyn shops and offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Omsk.
The jewelry company asserted that the criminal cases against its management were organized by rivals seeking to oust the company from the Russian market.
The Altyn Jewelry Holding was founded in 1990. The company had a wide network of jewelry stores in Russia and abroad, including the United Arab Emirates.