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MOSCOW, October 21 - RAPSI. A court dismissed on Friday a complaint filed by the former Bank of Moscow vice-president Dmitry Akulinin against his case investigator, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI).
Akulinin's defense sought to declare the investigator's activities unlawful.
The Interior Ministry's investigative department opened a criminal case against former Bank of Moscow President Andrey Borodin and his deputy Dmitry Akulinin in late 2010. Borodin and Akulinin were charged with embezzling 12.76 billion rubles ($406 million) from the Moscow budget through a loan to Premier Estate company in 2010.
Borodin and Akulinin were charged with abuse of power. A Moscow district court sanctioned their arrest in absentia.
The defense filed the complaint after the investigator refused to hand them over several documents related to the case.
The court spokeswoman said that earlier Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor Grin ordered the investigator to remedy violations committed during the investigation.
The investigator in response issued a statement claiming that he had not committed any violations.
Furthermore, the investigator refused to give a copy of his statement to Akulinin's attorneys so that they could appeal it, the spokeswoman added.