The Tverskoy Court of Moscow did not satisfy the investigation’s demand for the arrest of the former general director of the company “TransFin-M” Dmitry Zotov, who is included in the “Titov list”. The businessman was detained in the afternoon of June 9. He was released in the courtroom.
“The court refused to grant the petition to impose a preventive measure against Zotov in the form of detention. In fact, he was left with the old preventive measure – a written undertaking not to leave the place and proper behavior, ”Roman Kostenko, the lawyer of Mr. Zotov, told RIA Novosti.
The entrepreneur was detained in Moscow in a case of large-scale fraud (part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). He is suspected of embezzling more than 1 billion rubles. Business Ombudsman Boris Titov regarded what was happening as a translation of “the transfer of civil law relations into a criminal channel,” and the arrest and an attempt to change the preventive measure – “as an attempt to exert pressure.”
Mr. Zotov is on the list of Mr. Titov’s entrepreneurs who are ready to return to Russia, provided that they are not arrested. The first time he was arrested in the summer of 2020 after returning to Russia in another case – he was instituted in 2019 at the request of the new General Director of PJSC TransFin-M Maxim Anischenkov. In July 2020, Dmitry Zotov was released.
About the detention – in the material “Kommersant FM” “Dmitry Zotov was overtaken by a new case.”