Moscow court detains former Novgorod vice-governor on fraud allegations
MOSCOW, June 11 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Presnensky District Court on Thursday ordered detention of the fomer vice-governor of the Novgorod Region Victor Nechayev in a large-scale fraud case until August 9, RAPSI learnt in the court’s press office.
According to case papers, the defendant promised his acquaintance to job him into the post of the Moscow Region’s governor for 35 million euros.
Reportedly, Nechayev pleaded guilty giving himself up.
In 2016, Nechayev was convicted and sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for embezzling 6.5 million rubles (about $100,000). His accomplices Sergey Aleksandrov and Ulyana Zhuravskaya received a 3-year suspended sentence each. During pretrial investigation all accused persons pleaded guilty; Nechayev compensated 6.5 million rubles embezzled from a victim, according to the statement.
According to investigators, between July 30, 2013 and August 10, 2013 Nechayev and Aleksandrov promised a local woman to release her prosecuted husband from jail and help him receive a suspended sentence. Thus, the defendants got 6.5 million rubles by fraud. Moreover, between July and August 2015, Nechayev along with Zhuravskaya conspired to embezzle $47,000 from a man for assistance in closing criminal case against him. However, defendants could not manage the money because they were arrested by the Federal Security Service (FSB).