MOSCOW, January 13 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Basmanny District Court has received an investigator’s motion to extend restrictive measure imposed on the former Governor of Russia’s Ivanovo Region and auditor of the Account Chamber Mikhail Men charged with embezzling 700 million rubles (over $9 million), the court’s press service told RAPSI.

It will be considered on January 14.

In November, the Basmanny District Court of Moscow chose a restrictive order as a measure of restraint for Men. The court banned him from leaving home, excluding daily 2-hour walks, and using Internet.

Investigators believe that in 2011 Men acting as Governor of the Ivanovo Region organized a criminal group to embezzle the budget funds allocated as a loan for the region’s support. 

Other defendants are ex-first deputy chairman of the Ivanovo Region’s government Pavel Konkov and Managing Director of the Ivanovo Broiler enterprise Dmitry Grishin.