Renowned set decorator charged with extortion released on $179k bail
MOSCOW, September 9 - RAPSI. A district court decided to release well-known set decorator Boris Krasnov, who had been charged with extortion, on $179,000 bail, the courts press secretary said.
Investigators maintain that Krasnov, along with others, attempted to gain through extortion full ownership of a company whose assets are valued at more than five million rubles ($179,000). If not paid, the group threatened to spread false, damaging information about the company.
"The Ostankino District Court decided to release Krasnov on 5 million ruble bail as a restrictive measure," the court press secretary said.
He added that four more suspects are being investigated in the crime. The court extended the detention of two of the suspects by 72 hours on Thursday.