MOSCOW, November 23 - RAPSI. Entrepreneur Viktor Baturin, who has been accused of fraud, has finished familiarizing himself with the materials in the criminal case against him, his attorney Igor Shabanov told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com) on Friday.
Pursuant to the law, Baturin's case will be submitted to the prosecutor's office for the indictment's approval. It will then be submitted to the court to be considered on its merits.
Baturin is the older brother of businesswoman Yelena Baturina, the wife of former Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov and Russia's richest woman. Forbes ranked her the world's third wealthiest woman in 2010 with a $2.9 billion fortune. The two siblings are the co-founders of Inteco, a large development firm.
Baturin has been charged with attempted fraud involving Inteco promissory notes. He was earlier charged with the attempted embezzlement of 10.8 million rubles ($346,680).
Baturin's case carries other charges involving the attempted theft of over 5.6 billion rubles ($179.7 million).
He was arrested at Inteco's office on November 28 after arriving to cash a counterfeit 10.8 million ruble ($346,680) promissory note.
Baturin, who denies any wrongdoing, faces up to 10 years in prison.