MOSCOW, August 3 (RAPSI) – Detention of businessman Viktor Baturin, who stands charged with attempted fraud, has been challenged. The Moscow City Court will hear the appeal on August 9, according to the court’s press service.
In early July, Moscow’s Basmanny District Court detained the entrepreneur until September 1. He pleads not guilty.
Baturin was arrested on July 1. He is the elder brother of Elena Baturina, the widow of late ex-mayor of Moscow Yury Luzhkov and one of the richest women in Russia. Earlier, the Baturins headed Inteco construction company.
In 2011, Moscow’s Presnensky District Court found Baturin guilty of fraud when selling premises in Moscow and sentenced him to a 3-year suspended term and a 300,000-ruble fine ($4,000).