The Moscow city court meeting on April 12 upheld the decision of Basmanny court of capital on prolongation till June 24 the arrest of the former head of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh, accused of taking bribes.

His lawyers Andrew of Screens and Andrey Denisov tried to challenge in a higher court the decision of the district court on 22 March. According to them, no
reason to believe that White can hide from the investigation and to influence the course of the investigation. In addition, according to them, the ex-Governor behind bars continues to deteriorate the state of health, reports “Interfax”.

Before the meeting of the Screens gave the court a medical report for a medical examination, the Whites in jail. “He was diagnosed with “encephalopathy of the second degree”, i.e. it affects the brain because of diabetes,” said the defender.

Encephalopathy is a General name for non-inflammatory diseases of the brain. Can be congenital or acquired, including on the causes of diabetes. Treatment of encephalopathy is a long course in the light of the severity and disease duration, age and concomitant diseases in a patient, the Agency said.

White himself said in the course of judicial debate: “I actually deteriorating health. I have no way to fully work with the defenders. In addition, during my stay in jail was not granted none of my motion, like meeting with relatives. This psychological pressure on me and the physical – in terms of deteriorating state of my health”.

He assured that he would not abscond and exert pressure on the investigation. His lawyers asked to change the measure of restraint to house arrest or any other measure not involving detention.

But a spokesman for investigators and prosecutors strongly opposed it. The Prosecutor said that the investigation into White’s not over, completed investigations, “the accused may influence the investigation, there is no reason to believe that he can’t hide from him.” Ultimately, the court sided with the prosecution, and now the decision to extend the period of detention of White in custody until June 24 had entered into force.

The Work Of The White

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation on March 29 announced the completion of the investigation into the White, which in the final version charged with two episodes at part 6, item 290 (“bribe reception”) the criminal code of the Russian Federation. According to investigators, in 2012-2016 the White in person and through intermediaries has received bribes for a total sum of 600 thousand euros.

Nikita Belykh was arrested June 24, 2016 at a restaurant in Moscow, caught red-handed receiving a bribe of 400 thousand euros. The next day he was arrested by decision of the Basmanny court. Shortly thereafter, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on early termination of powers of White at the head of the Kirov region in connection with loss of trust.

About the second thing, where is indicated a bribe of 200 thousand euros, it became known on March 9, officially White was charged on March 17, and March 22, both cases are combined. White guilt does not recognize.

In the beginning of the year he complained to to deterioration of health in the Metropolitan remand prison “Lefortovo”, then it is temporarily transferred to the hospital at the SIZO “Matrosskaya Tishina”, where, according to his lawyers, White has examined and diagnosed.

His bride Catherine Reifert told reporters that White had almost lost a leg, added to that were the heart problems and constant headaches.

The court left the Whites in jail, despite a frightening diagnosis 12.04.2017

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