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Court obliges Russian oppositionist’s brother to study cosmetics company fraud case files

March 12, 2014, 14:29 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, March 12. /ITAR-TASS/. Basmanny court in Moscow has obliged Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny’s brother Oleg Navalny to study files of Yves Rocher cosmetics company fraud case until March 28, the court press service told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.

“Court has satisfied the detective’s request obliging Oleg Navalny to study the case files until March 28,” the press service said.

Court tried the same petition from the detective against Alexei Navalny on March 14.

Alexei Navalny and his brother Oleg are charged with embezzlement of 26 million rubles (around $714,200) in Yves Rocher Vostok cosmetics company and more than 4 million rubles (around $109,800) in multi-profile processing company and money laundering to the tune of more than 21 million rubles (around $576,800). Detectives found that from August 2008 through May 2011 the Main Subscription Agency controlled by the brothers rendered postal delivery services to a foreign trading company from the Volga River city of Yaroslavl to Moscow and back. Money transfer has exceeded sharply the amount of shipments.

Alexei Navalny is under house arrest on the court verdict.

Navalny was already convicted in the Kirovles fraud case. Navalny and former head of Vyatka timber company Pyotr Ofitserov were found guilty of Kirovles property embezzlement and were sentenced to 5 and 4 years in suspension, respectively.

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