Former Rosbank CEO Detained

A Moscow court has detained former Rosbank CEO Vladimir Golubkov, who was arrested in May after police broke into his office and found 5 million rubles ($160,000) on his desk, money that investigators charge was a bribe.

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, Gazeta.ru reported.

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.

Kharitonov said that he would appeal the decision.

(MT)

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