Spravorossy will vote for the approval of the arrest of MP Ilya Ponomarev


MOSCOW, October 16. Faction “Fair Russia” will be at today’s plenary session vote on whether to give consent to the application to the Deputy Ilya Ponomarev court elected the measure of restraint in form of detention. This was reported to journalists by the first Deputy head of the faction “Fair Russia” Mikhail Emelyanov.

“The faction “Fair Russia” will vote for this resolution. I also want to note that Ponomarev is no longer a member of our party. De facto, he is not a member of our faction, not involved in our work, as in the whole Duma,” said Emelyanov.

According to him, spravorossy are convinced that Ponomarev also should be deprived of the Deputy mandate.

Ilya Ponomarev left “Fair Russia” in November 2012. However, he remains a member of just Russia faction in the state Duma and repeatedly stated that to resign is not intended.

The leader “Fair Russia” Sergey Mironov repeatedly stating that the party had made “human errors”, accepted in its ranks Ilya Ponomarev and the father and son Gennady and Dmitry Gutkovich.

Earlier the Moscow city court upheld the arrest in absentia Ponomarev, accused of complicity in the embezzlement of $750 thousand of the Fund “SKOLKOVO”. Thus, the decision on correspondence arrest came into force. 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 is about the payment of $750 thousand (more than 22 million rubles) signed in 2010 a contract for the performance of scientific research and lectures.