The jury, composed of three Spanish judges on Thursday dismissed the appeal of the Deputy of the state Duma Vladislav Reznik appealed the decision on his arrest, reports AP. According to the Agency, the court took into account that Resnick gave evidence via video link and has a representative in Spain.
The resolution noted that the appellant is in Russia high office and his whereabouts are known. Reznik is Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on financial markets.
According to court documents, Resnick is one of 15 defendants in a multi-year investigation of the activities of the Russian mafia in Spain. In early may, the Spanish court issued a warrant for the arrest of 12 people, including Reznik on suspicion of links with the environment Gennady Petrov, who Spanish authorities believe the leader of the gang.
Among the defendants in the case, according to Spanish media, was also the wife of the butcher Diana Gindin, the Federal drug control service Deputy Director Nikolay Aulov and former Deputy head of the Investigative Committee of the Prosecutor Igor Sobolevsky.
According to information Resnick was declared by Spain on the international wanted list earlier this year. According to the lawyer of the Deputy Alexander gofshtein, the Spanish defenders Reznik filed papers to appeal to a higher court.
The case of the Russian mafia was instituted by the Spanish authorities in 2008, according to the results of operation “three”, during which they arrested the Russians allegedly linked to the Tambov criminal group. In the framework of this operation in the house of the butcher on the Spanish island of Majorca was raided. The party of the MP from “United Russia” these actions of the Spanish police “obvious provocation”.
According to the Agency “Rosbalt”, Resnick during interrogations, one of which was held in Moscow with the participation of Spanish investigators, and the other video conference, categorically denied the fact that is Fame, talked with Petrov.