Former Rosbank CEO Vladimir Golubkov Detained

A Moscow court has detained former Rosbank CEO Vladimir Golubkov, who is suspected of taking bribes, a news report said Friday.

Golubkov had been under house arrest, but the judge accepted the investigators' request to place him in a pretrial detention facility, where he will be held until Oct. 16, his lawyer Dmitry Kharitonov told RAPSI.

The court's decision was based on reports that Golubkov had violated the conditions of his house arrest by speaking with his driver, exceeding the speed limit and meeting with unknown people, Gazeta.ru reported.

Kharitonov said that he would appeal the decision.

He said that Golubkov had been given permission to meet with his driver and that under the terms of his house arrest he was allowed to leave the apartment for up to two hours.

Golubkov was arrested in May after police broke into his office and found 5 million rubles ($160,000) on his desk. Investigators said the money was meant as a bribe.

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