House arrest of Russian media watchdog’s spokesperson extended until October
MOSCOW, August 23 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Basmanny District Court has extended house arrest for the spokesperson of Russia’s communications agency Roskomnadzor Vadim Ampelonsky charged with embezzlement until October 4, the court’s spokesperson Yunona Tsareva has told RAPSI.
According to the court’s representative, the court has also extended house arrest of the watchdog’s ex-official Boris Yedidin and advisor of the General radio frequency center’s CEO Alexander Veselchakov until October 4 and 3 respectively as part of the case.
A criminal case has been launched against the defendants over alleged conclusion of fictious labor contracts between 2012 and 2017.
According to investigators, the accomplices drafted a criminal scheme providing employment of mythical people in Roskomnadzor’s subordinate organizations. These “employees” have been paid salary for several years, the statement reads.