One of Inteco founders detained in Moscow
MOSCOW, November 29 - RAPSI. The Moscow police detained businessman Viktor Baturin, a brother of Russia's richest woman Yelena Baturina, on Monday night, the Interior Ministry told RIA Novosti.
Baturin has been detained on suspicion of attempted fraud, the ministry said.
A source in the law enforcement agencies earlier told RIA Novosti about Baturin's detention.
A Moscow district court fined Baturin 300,000 rubles ($9,550) and put him on a three-year probation in early June 2011 for fraud in connection with the sale of premises in central Moscow.
Investigators said Baturin sold non-residential premises with an area of 211 square meters to his friend for 23.8 million rubles ($757,700) on June 2, 2008.
Meanwhile, Baturin then sold the same premises to Gazstroykomplekt top manager for $1.5 million on June 30, 2008. However, the second buyer told the court that Baturin returned him the money he paid for the premises and had no claims against Baturin.
Inteco is a diversified company and Russia's development market leader.