Alexey Hotin is sent under house arrest with the ban to leave the apartment in Moscow only at night. It is an exceptional case Election in Basmanny Court of a measure of restraint concerning the majority shareholder of Yugra bank Alexey Hotin suspected of waste. Photo: Sergey Vedyashkin/AGN Moscow concluded on April 19 Basmanny Court of Moscow under house arrest of the main owner of Yugra bank 44-year-old Alexey Hotin suspected of participation in plunder at credit institution of 7.5 billion rubles. Conditions of house arrest turned out so unprecedentedly soft that reminded a new measure of restraint — the ban of certain actions. The person involved is forbidden to leave the apartment only at night, in the afternoon he will be able to leave housing. Delivered about six o'clock in the evening accompanied by field investigators of FSB to consideration of a course of investigation of Alexey Hotin. Hearing took place promptly and kept within half an hour. When identified the personality, the ex-banker reported that he does not work now, has dependent on two minor children and lives in Moscow on Malaya Polyanka Street together with the wife and the daughter. Seven the podozrevayemykhpredstavitel of the Investigative Committee of Russia told that criminal case was brought on April 18, 2019 by Part 4 of Article 160 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (assignment or waste made by organized group or in especially large size) concerning Alexey Hotin, the ex-president of Yugra bank Alexey Nefedov, the former deputy chairman, and then and the chairman of the board of this credit institution Dmitry Shilyaev and also citizens Sumenkov, Ermakov, Lebedev, Dorokhin and unidentified persons. The investigation suspected them of participation in plunder of 7.5 billion rubles of credit institution. However official charge to Hotin was not brought yet, he was interrogated as the suspect. The representative of SK said that Hotin's participation in the incriminated act "is confirmed by case papers, materials of the Bank of Russia and also testimonies of the victim (it recognized Deposit Insurance Agency) and other evidence". He asked to send the detainee under house arrest till June 18 taking into account that investigation still is in "an initial stage". Its petition was supported by the prosecutor who said that otherwise Hotin can disappear or interfere with investigation. The person involved defender Igor Mardirosov hurried to disprove all these arguments, having told that house arrest — "last resort". He specified that in justification of the request the investigation put operational materials in which it was said that Hotin goes abroad and in this regard can run away. "But he did not leave since the license was revoked from Yugra bank" — the lawyer objected. Also Mardirosov called far-fetched an argument that his client communicates with law enforcement officers, and therefore can influence the investigation. In conclusion he noticed that "proceedings were initiated with violation of the Code of Criminal Procedure", and earlier was repeatedly refused it. Really, throughout 2017-
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