MOSCOW, January 17 (RAPSI) – Russia’s business ombudsman Boris Titov has asked the Prosecutor General’s Office to check a legal basis for detention of paralyzed entrepreneur Nikolay Gerasimenko, the ombudsman’s press service has told RAPSI.

According to the ombudsman, detained Gerasimenko suffers from a serious illness and is not ambulant.

The businessman was arrested in October. He stands charged with large scale fraud.

Investigators claim that from 2014 to 2017 Gerasimenko acting as a director of the South Regional Building Complex signed contracts on share participation in housing construction worth 78.8 million rubles ($1.2 million) with unnamed individuals but failed to fulfil his obligation on the agreements.

Earlier, the Moscow Regional Court replaced a detention order with a 3-million-ruble bail ($45,000). However, the businessman is still in detention as he has no the required sum.