The former head of Mirax Group Corporation Sergei Polonsky, accused in the theft of more than 2.6 billion rubles in the construction of elite housing in Moscow declared intention to become President of Russia.

“I announce my candidacy to the presidential elections, – quotes “Interfax” the statement of the entrepreneur before the beginning of preliminary hearings in his case in the Presnensky district court of Moscow on November 14. – If not in this life, the next I’m President”.

According to Polonsky, “while the business will not be represented in the government of the Russian Federation, the business will be disenfranchised because politicians never answer.”

As a result the court has appointed consideration of the case of Polonsky on the merits on 28 November, refusing to return it to the Prosecutor at the request of the defence of the former developer.

In late October the interior Ministry announced that the investigation Department of the Department has completed the investigation and filed the case against Polonsky, head of the financial Department of Mirax Group Alexander Paperno and General Director of OOO “AVANTA” Alex Pronyakin under part 4 of article 159 (“Fraud committed by an organized group”) of the criminal code on the fact of theft of funds of participants in shared construction of apartment houses in the residential complex “Kutuzovskaya mile” and “Rublevsky Riviera”. At the same time until mid-August the case was investigated by a lighter part of article 159 – swindle in the large size.

Polonsky, awaiting trial under arrest in the remand prison “Matrosskaya Tishina”, not guilty and denies any fraud on his part. His defenders previously reported that the majority of defrauded investors has already signed with Polonsky settlement agreement, under which they will receive their paid for the apartment. However, the head of the deceived investors Sergey Labute said that these steps Polonsky does not affect the court’s decision, but personally he believes that “a sentence may be conditional.”

The defendants in the case of fraud committed, according to investigators, between 2008 and 2009, are also members of the Board of Directors of the Corporation
Alexey Adikaev, Dmitry Lutsenko and Maxim Temnikov. They, according to investigators, fled abroad, was arrested in absentia and declared in the international search.

The Polonsky was arrested in Cambodia in may 2015 and deported to Moscow, where he was placed in “Sailor’s Silence”. Polonsky was trying to prove that his actions should be qualified under article 200.3 (“funds of citizens in violation of the requirements of the legislation on participation in share construction of real estate”) of the criminal code. If successful, this gave the opportunity to terminate the investigation due to the expiration of the Statute of limitations. However, the SD of the Ministry of interior denied such a recharacterization of the charges.

1 June it became known that Polonsky played a wedding in jail. Previously, experts of the Institute of psychiatry of a name Serbian recognised Polonsky sane.

Polonsky said in court about his presidential ambitions 14.11.2016

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