MOSCOW, July 29 (RAPSI, Nikita Shiryayev) – The Moscow City Court has upheld the detention of board chairman of New Stream oil and gas company and former co-owner of troubled Antipinsky refinery Dmitry Mazurov charged with a 1.8-billion ruble embezzlement until September 12 , a RAPSI correspondent reports from the court room on Monday.
Earler, Moscow’s Tverskoy District Court has refused to release Mazurov on a 3-million-ruble bail (about $50,000).
The businessman was arrested on July 13 on suspicion of embezzling 1.8 billion rubles (nearly $30 million) from Russia’s Sberbank through default on a loan given to one of his companies.
A felony complaint was filed by Sberbank and Antipinsky refinery, in construction of which Mazurov was involved in 2004 – 2019.
Mazurov pleads not guilty.
Antipinsky is a private, not a state-run refinery which capacity exceeds 9 million tonnes per year. The refinery occupies its rightful place among the largest players of the Russian oil refining industry, forming the Urals and West-Siberian oil refinery market, and is known abroad, the company’s official website says.
In May, the refinery filed for bankruptcy.