Moscow court extends house arrest of Naftogaz ex-head until April 26
MOSCOW, March 7 (RAPSI) – The Tagansky District Court of Moscow had extended house arrest of the former head of Ukraine’s largest oil and gas corporation Naftogaz Igor Bakay, who is charged with embezzlement, until April 26, the court’s press-service told RAPSI on Wednesday.
On November 16, the court released Bakay from detention, and placed him under house arrest.
Reportedly, Bakay, who held the position of Naftogaz chairman from 1998 to 2000, embezzled money belonging to other persons including Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov.
The Interior Ministry’s press service reported earlier that Bakay had signed a loan agreement worth over 630 million rubles (about $11 million) with a mining and smelting holding on behalf of his company. Obligations for repayment of the loan have not been fulfilled. The businessman has administered the funds at his own discretion.