MOSCOW, February 25 (RAPSI) – The Basmanny District Court of Moscow on Thursday extended a restrictive order against auditor of the Account Chamber and ex-Governor of Russia’s Ivanovo Region Mikhail Men charged with embezzling 700 million rubles (over $9 million) until March 30, the court’s press service told RAPSI.

The defendant is prohibited from using Internet and leaving home, excluding daily 2-hour walks.

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.