Polish court leaves in custody former prosecutor involved in illegal casino scheme
KRAKOW, January 25 - RAPSI. An appeals court in Krakow has dismissed former prosecutor Alexander Ignatenko's appeal against a district court decision ordering his temporary arrest; the court left him in custody, Judge Tomasz Dusky said.
Ivan Nazarov allegedly operated illegal casinos in 15 towns across the Moscow region. According to law enforcement authorities, several high-ranking officials of prosecutor's offices and the Interior Ministry were involved in the casino operation, which generated between $5 million and $10 million in revenue monthly.
Ignatenko, a former Moscow regional prosecutor, is a suspect in the case. He was detained at a Polish ski resort earlier this year.