Council chambers: the state Duma will consider the question about the arrest Ponomareva October 16

MOSCOW, October 15. The state Duma on October 16, will consider the submission of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation about consent on application to the Deputy of the faction “Fair Russia” Ilya Ponomarev, selected by the court of a preventive measure in the form of an opinion custody. This decision, according to Vice-speaker of the house Igor Lebedev, received on Thursday the Council of the Duma.

“Put on at 16.00 tomorrow,” he confirmed.

Earlier the head of profile Committee on rules Sergey Popov explained that the state Duma “the Prosecutor General on giving consent to the execution of court decisions on bringing Ilya Ponomaryov to the arrest”. “This case is linked to the implementation of the requirements of the Criminal procedure code (CPC) of the Russian Federation and the law on status of MP and member of the Federation Council”, – he added.

The head of the Committee recalled that “in June the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has addressed in court with the request to consent to the prosecution of the Deputy Ponomareva, since he was neither at one of the meetings with the investigators and nobody could find”. For these reasons, according to Popov, “the RF IC was forced to appeal to the Basmanny court” which ruled in absentia arrest Ponomarev. “Then there was an appeal, but the Moscow city court confirmed the decision of the Basmanny court. And these documents were forwarded to the Prosecutor General”, – the Deputy continued. However, said Popov, “in accordance with the requirements of the code of criminal procedure and the law on the parliamentary status, execution of a judicial decision cannot be commenced without the consent of the state Duma /the arrest Ponomareva/”.

Earlier the Moscow city court upheld the arrest in absentia of Ilya Ponomarev, who is accused of complicity in the embezzlement of 750 thousand dollars of the Fund “SKOLKOVO”. Thus, the decision on correspondence arrest came into force. “The decision of the Basmanny court of Moscow about election concerning Ponomareva of a measure of restraint in form of detention in absentia to leave without change, the appeal complaint of protection without satisfaction”, – announced the judge. Ponomarev is currently declared in the international search.

The state Duma on April 7 deprived him of parliamentary immunity on the basis of materials of the Prosecutor General, and in June the UK opened a criminal case against him. The consequence incriminates to the parliamentarian aiding in the embezzlement of funds allocated for promotion developed by the Fund “SKOLKOVO” innovation, which accused the second defendant in the case – senior Vice President for development and commercialization “SKOLKOVO” Alexey Beltyukov. It comes to the payment of 750 thousand dollars (over 22 million) concluded in 2010 the agreement for scientific – research works and lectures.