The Moscow city court refused to release Nikita Belykh

The Moscow city court rejected the complaint of lawyers of Nikita Belykh to the arrest of the Governor of the Kirov region and left him in prison until August 24, the correspondent from the courtroom.

During the meeting, the lawyers of White presented a guarantee from the leader of the “Yabloko” Grigory Yavlinsky, the chief editor of radio station “Echo of Moscow” Alexei Venediktov, the Deputy of the state Duma Dmitry Gudkov, academic supervisor, National research University Higher school of Economics Yevgeny Yasin, politician Irina Khakamada and journalist Yuri Kobaladze, numerous letters of commendation, including from the President, the Ministry of defence, red cross and the Committee of soldiers ‘ mothers, as well as medals, awards and insignia from the interior Ministry, Federal drug control service of the Judicial Department of the Supreme court and other agencies.

Lawyer Olga Mikhailova said that White suffers from diabetes and heart disease, so it can’t be contained in prison without medical help. Her colleague Vadim Prokhorov was asked to put White under house arrest. The necessary space for them is ready to provide, including the lawyer. Defence assured the court that White can also be released on bail in the amount of 28 million rubles.

According to Prokhorov, friends of White ready to assemble exactly the amount that, according to the TFR, the head of the region took as bribes.

The Governor at the meeting said that did not conduct criminal activities. “I would like to turn to the source of power to the people, to the inhabitants of the Kirov region. I have many faults, but I’m definitely not corrupt. I am interested as no other to my reputation was confirmed in court,” said White

White was charged under the article “receiving a bribe in especially large size” (part 6, item 290 of the criminal code). According to investigators, White personally and through intermediaries received a total of €400 thousand (almost 28.5 million RUB at the exchange rate on 6 July). Instead, he had to help the briber and controlled them JSC “Novovyatskiy ski works” (NFI) and Forest management company” (BOW).

In Basmanny court during election of a measure of restraint the Governor has declared his innocence, stressing that never took bribes, but the receipt of money is not denied. As told then the investigator Roman Mukhachev, White during interrogation claimed that the money was intended for needs of a city of Kirov. The representative of the Vyatka diocese told me that in may 2016, shortly before his arrest, White was blessed to the construction of the chapel of the Blessed Matrona.

The money the Governor gave the owner of the NLC Yuri Sudheimer and albert Lariscy that in 2011-2012 served on the Board of Directors “Novovyatskiy ski factory”, according to investigators.

Lariccia is now in Lefortovo prison. In June 2015 he was detained by investigators of the FSB, which suspected him of fraud with bogus akreditovanje NLC and the theft of credits of the savings Bank. In February 2016, the accused changed counsel and entered into an agreement with the consequence stated in the case materials. Sudheimer is a witness in the case