11 Apr 2019 18:04

Court returns to prosecutor case of former Studio Seven chief accountant Maslyayeva

MOSCOW. April 11 (Interfax) - The Moscow Meshchansky District Court has decided to return the criminal case against Nina Maslyayeva, former chief accountant of the autonomous non-profit organization Studio Seven, to the prosecutor, an Interfax correspondent has reported.

"The court has ruled to return the criminal case to the prosecutor in order for obstacles to its trial by court to be removed," Judge Tatyana Izotova said in her decision.

The judge said she had made this decision because there were irregularities in the indictment. In particular, "the role of Maslyayeva" in the committed crimes "was not specified."

The court, however, did not find any grounds for Maslyayeva's release, keeping her under house arrest until July 19.

Maslyayeva, as well as the other individuals implicated in the so-called Studio Seven case, is charged with embezzling 133 million rubles provided by the state in 2011-2014 for the implementation of the Platform project to the autonomous non-governmental organization founded by Serebrennikov.