MOSCOW, June 15 (RAPSI) – Prosecution filed an appeal against the Moscow City Court’s decision on the replacement of detention of x-advisor of a head of the Federal Fishery Agency Yury Khokhlov charged with attempted fraud in the amounr of $7 milllion with house arrest, attorney Igor Zuber told RAPSI on Tuesday.

A prosecutor demanded reversal of the order and its reconsideration. The hearing will be held on June 22 in the First Appeals Court of General Jurisdiction.

According to investigators, not later than April 2016, Khokhlov conspired with other persons to fraudulently persuade a victim to give him and his accomplices $7 million. He promised the victim employment for a senior position in the Fishery Agency. However, he was not aimed to live up to the commitments.

In April 2018, four defendants in the case were convicted and sentenced to prison. Khokhlov managed to escape abroad. He was put on the international wanted list and later arrested in Cyprus. On December 6, 2020, he was extradited to Russia.