Five prosecuted entrepreneurs allowed to return to Russia – business ombudsman
MOSCOW, January 25 (RAPSI) – Deputy Prosecutor General Victor Grin has notified business ombudsman Boris Titov of lifting of restrictions on return to Russia for five wanted entrepreneurs, RAPSI has been told in Titov’s press service.
According to the statement, four men and one woman have no barriers to return and appearance in the Investigative Committee.
In 2018, Titov submitted the so-called London list which comprises more than 20 persons evading Russian justice in Britain to the President. He also asked Prosecutor General Yury Chaika to render assistance in return of Russian businessmen under investigation from abroad. The ombudsman reminded Chaika of Vladimir Putin’s order to handle each case and asked Prosecutor General for help in the impartial investigation.
According to the ombudsman, Russian tycoons living in the UK have asked for safe coming back home without being arrested and detained until the end of investigation. Several years ago, criminal cases over economic crimes were opened against each of them. Later, the cases were shelved, but they can be reopened at any moment, Titov said. Defendants in economic crime cases should not be detained, the ombudsman believes.