The Court of Appeal in Uzhgorod left the singer suspected of credit fraud in custody

21 January 2014 17:00  11157685 058475
The Court of Appeal in Uzhgorod left the singer suspected of credit fraud in custody

Today, January 21, the Court of Appeal in Transcarpathian region heard the case on preventive measure against Kyiv singer Maxim Ostrovsky suspected of financial fraud with many victims.

Recall that in late December last year, officers of the Transcarpathian Regional Directorate for Combating Organized Crime (OCD) detained the 33-year-old suspect near the business center "Parus" in Kyiv. Maxim O. is under investigation in the criminal case of fraud in large-scale (Part 4 of Art. 190 of the Criminal Code). He is accused of creating fake credit companies used to appropriate the money of gullible people who tried to receive a loan on favorable terms. After detention Uzhgorod City and District Court arrested Ostrovsky, but he immediately filed an appeal, which was considered today.

The victims of the fraud organized a picket in front of the Court of Appeal demanding to leave the scammer behind bars.

The day before, the media reported that the court is likely to release Maxim O. under so-called "informal agreements". During the consideration of the appeal, prosecutors asked to leave the suspect in custody, arguing that he had avoided the investigation, changed his place of residence and left Kyiv without notice. His lawyer, in turn, argued that Ostrovsky was just sick and knew nothing about the summons to the investigator.

After a brief meeting, the bench dismissed the appeal of Maxim O. Thus, the suspect in a large-scale fraud remains in custody.

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