The state Duma Committee agreed to consider the arrest in absentia of Ilya Ponomareva

MOSCOW, October 13. The profile state Duma Committee on rules has recommended today to the house to consider the request of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation about consent on application to the Deputy of the faction “Fair Russia” Ilya Ponomarev court elected the measure of restraint in form of detention.

“There is a judgment (the arrest in absentia). It was challenged, but the appeals court changed the decision of the court, it entered into force. Ponomarev is on the international wanted list, in case of detention the Prosecutor’s office must have the consent of the state Duma for the detention, because he’s still a Deputy,” – said earlier in an interview with correspondent. first Deputy Chairman of the Committee on rules Nadezhda Gerasimova (“United Russia”).

The Moscow city court upheld the arrest in absentia of Ilya Ponomarev, who is accused of complicity in the embezzlement of $750 thousand 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. We are talking about paying $750 million (over 22 million) concluded in 2010 the agreement for scientific – research works and lectures.