Ivan Belozertsev's detention extended until August 20
Moscow, 18 May 2021. PenzaNews. The period of custody of former Penza region governor Ivan Belozertsev, accused of committing a crime under Part 6, Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Taking bribes” was extended until August 20. On Tuesday, May 18, the Basmanny District Court of Moscow granted the investigators’ motion to that effect.
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Ivan Belozertsev will therefore remain in pre-trial detention.
Earlier, the court had extended the arrest of Boris Shpigel, head of the Biotek group of pharmaceutical companies, who was accused of large-scale bribery.