The former head of Mirax Group Sergei Polonsky, accused in the theft of 2.6 billion rubles from co-investors construction of residential quarters “Kutuzovskaya mile” and “Rublevsky Riviera” in Moscow, was removed from the meeting in the Moscow city court on 17 October, which addressed the question of the extension of his arrest term.
This decision by the judge Sergey Gruzdev took after Polonsky called him a “clown” and a “disgrace to the Russian justice”, and also argued with the judge, whom he challenged, reports RIA “Novosti”.
Gruzdev made to him some comments, and then asked the convoy to take the accused from the courtroom before the announcement of the decision. “I’m in the circus to participate and were not going,” retorted Polonsky.
In the end, grounds for the withdrawal of the judge saw and extended the arrest of Polonsky until November 10.
On 14 August, the lawyer Polonsky Slavik Broan reported Agency city news “Moscow”that the investigation has toughened the prosecution of his client and two other defendants in the case by retraining their actions with fraud in a large scale fraud committed by an organized group.
In early August, according to the decision of Presnensky court of Moscow criminal case against Polonsky returned to the Prosecutor for weighting the charges. At the same time the same court extended the arrest of Polonsky until October 21.
Meanwhile, the defenders had previously circulated information 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 “the verdict may be
The defendants in the case of fraud committed, according to investigators, from 2008 to 2009, are also members of the Board of Directors of the Corporation
Alexey Adikaev, Dmitry Lutsenko and Maxim Temnikov. They, according to the investigation, has fled abroad, was arrested in absentia and declared in the international search.
Polonsky was arrested in Cambodia in may 2015 and deported to Moscow, where he was placed in SIZO “Matrosskaya Tishina”. Polonsky was trying to prove that his actions should be qualified under article 200.3 (“funds of citizens in violation of the legislation on participation in shared
the construction of real estate”) of the criminal code. If successful, this gave the opportunity to stop the investigation due to the expiration of the Statute of limitations. But the investigative Department of the Ministry of interior refused to retraining charges.
1 June it became known that Polonsky played a wedding in jail.