Resumption of infamous pre-trial detention death case appealed
MOSCOW, September 22 - RAPSI. The court will hear on September 27 an investigators appeal against the court decision to resume a criminal case against a businesswoman who died in a Moscow pre-trial detention center, a lawyer told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) on Thursday.
In 2009 Vera Trifonova and Georgy Shamiryan, a lawmaker at Magadan local administration, conspired to steel $1.4 million from a bank president by promising to facilitate him in taking a senator post.
Trifonova died of a heart failure in a medical ward of a Moscow pre-trial detention center in 2010. Investigators found no signs of violent death. The service for the execution of sentences said Trifonova was hospitalized due to severe diabetes and chronic kidney disease
Investigators closed a criminal case against businesswoman Vera Trifonova last November due to her death. Meanwhile, the Russian Constitutional Court issued a decision in July that investigative authorities can no longer terminate an investigative case against a suspect based solely upon his death since it violates the presumption of innocence principle.