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Petropavlovsk founder Maslovsky changed the charge – RBK

The investigation reclassified the accusation for the founder of the gold mining company Petropavlovsk Pavel Maslovsky – from the waste of money on fraud. The sign “organized group” was also excluded from the charge

Pavel Maslovsky

Pavel Maslovsky

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The investigation reclassified the actions of the ex-general director of the gold mining company Petropavlovsk Pavel Maslovsky from embezzlement on an especially large scale (part 4 of article 160 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) to fraud (part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). At the same time, the sign “organized group” was excluded from the indictment. Lawyer Dmitry Lyakhovetsky told RBC about this.

The final indictment was filed in mid-November, but this became known only now.

“Pavel Maslovsky was charged with the final version, re-qualifying his actions from Art. 160 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation – fraud, while the qualifying feature “organized group” was excluded. Maslovsky is still accused of committing only one crime – embezzlement of funds from Pokrovsky Rudnik JSC, – said Lyakhovetsky. The punishment under both articles is imprisonment for up to ten years.

After that, Maslovsky and the defenders were informed about the end of the investigative actions and the beginning of familiarization with the materials of the criminal case. On Monday, November 22, the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow extended his detention until December 24 this year. According to the defense, now it makes no sense to keep Maslovsky in custody. “All the grounds previously established by the courts for electing and extending a measure of restraint have disappeared or changed,” says lawyer Lyakhovetskiy.

According to him, the charges of committing a crime as part of an organized group were dropped, evidence in the case was collected, Maslovsky is accused of only one crime, besides, it belongs to the category of economic ones. The interlocutor also noted that Maslovsky made no attempts to hide from the investigation.

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