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Investigators complete studying embezzlement case of former Rusnano head Melamed

A source says the investigation is completed, the sides are studying the materials

MOSCOW, June 27. /TASS/. The investigation of the criminal case against former head of Russia’s Rusnano Corporation Leonid Melamed who is charged with the embezzlement of 220 million rubles ($3.38 million) of the corporation’s funds has been completed, a source close to the investigation told TASS on Monday.

"The case investigation has now been completed," the source said. "The sides have begun studying the materials," it said.

Neither Melamed’s defense lawyers nor Rusnano have commented on this information.

Last July, the Russian Investigative Committee opened a criminal case over embezzlement of 220 million rubles in Rusnano against the corporation’s former leadership - Melamed, his deputy Andrei Malyshev and financial director Svyatoslav Ponurov. On July 3, 2016, Melamed by the decision of Moscow’s Basmanny Court was placed under house arrest. 

Investigators say Melamed, the co-owner of the Alemar investment group, organized the conclusion a contract between this company and the state corporation on consultative services in 2008 and 2009. According to the investigators, Alemar’s former staff members later joined the corporation and transferred more than 220 million rubles illegally. Melamed did not admit his guilt.