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T.A.T.u Singer's Ex-Husband Held

The former husband of Yulia Volkova, a member of legendary pop duo t.A.T.u., has been accused of firing shots at the daughter of celebrity lawyer Mikhail Barshchevsky, news reports said Friday.

Moscow police detained Parviz Yasinov earlier in the week on suspicion of hooliganism, his lawyer Alexander Dobrovinsky told Komsomolskaya Pravda. Investigators are expected to present charges against him by Sept. 6.

Until then, Yasinov will be kept in pretrial detention as authorized by the Tverskoi District Court, Interfax reported, quoting an unidentified law enforcement official.

In early July, unidentified gunmen opened fire on the car of Natalya Barshchevskaya and her husband, Kirill Meshcheryakov, who were traveling on the city's Garden Ring road. Both escaped unharmed.

Barshchevskaya at the time described the attackers as three bearded men, Komsomolskaya Pravda reported.

Investigators believe that Yasinov is mired in a business dispute with Meshcheryakov, his lawyer said.

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