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The court in Moscow arrested in absentia of the Moldovan policy Baleen

The Tver court of Moscow on Friday in absentia issued a warrant for the arrest of the Moldovan politician Renato Usatii accused of foreign exchange fraud, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom.

"The court held: the petition of the investigator to satisfy, in absentia, to elect a measure of restraint in form of detention", - announced the decision of the judge Alexey Krivoruchko.

Lawyer Murad Musayev told you not to arrest his client: "He wishes to participate in the investigation and is ready to come."

According to him, if in absentia, the court will issue a warrant for the arrest, then Moldova will not give it the same rules of law that allow Russia not to extradite their nationals on requests of other countries.

"International search, in this case, the measure is not only ineffective but also counterproductive," says the defender.

He usatii, said the lawyer, believes the case is politically motivated – before him, at the request of the attorney threatened with criminal prosecution and forced to withdraw from his party.

In turn, the investigator of the interior Ministry stated that it has repeatedly invited the Mustachioed investigative activities, including arraignment, but that "of the turnout declined the invitation."

The investigation, he added, there is evidence that the defendant traveled from Moldova to Europe, but to Russia have not arrived.

Baleen declared in the international search. The validity of the measure is set to two months from the moment of arrest or extradition to Russia.

In late April, the interior Ministry reported that Baleen in absentia brought accusation on the case of the withdrawal of Russia together with the oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc 500 billion rubles.

The investigation calls it a party to the international criminal community, which in 2013-2014 allowed hundreds of billions of rubles from Russia through Moldovan Moldindconbank.

The organizers of the criminal scheme of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation considers having both the Russian and the Moldovan passports of Vladimir Plahotniuc and Vyacheslav Platon. They also wanted internationally.