Denis Voronenkov takes Ukrainian citzenship

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March 2nd, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– RiaNovosti – Translated by James Harmon

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MOSCOW, March 2 – RIA Novosti. Former Communist party deputy Denis Voronenkov, who moved to Ukraine with his wife Maria Maksakova, has taken Ukrainian citzenship to avoid prosecution for corruption charges in the Russian Federation. The head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin remarked on Voronenkov, stating “He has gained infamy”.

Bastrykin said that the former MP was held on charges of fraud, and it should have been brought to court for criminal responsibility.

In April 2015, the Investigative Committee of Russia have stated that they intend to initiate criminal proceedings against Denis Voronenkov. According to the investigation, in 2011 a group of persons, including Voronenkov organized a seizure of the building in central Moscow worth about five million dollars. In addition, the former deputy is suspected of fraud, in which the owner of one of the capital firms lost property rights in the charter capital. Investigation of Voronenkova was possible only after he lost his MP status.

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