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June 21, 2021

Following on from the discovery of an illegal casino network in 2011

Russia: Supreme Court dismisses request to review unlawful gambling case

(Russia).- Russia’s Supreme Court has dismissed the request filed by police general Denis Nikandrov and Investigative Committee head Alexander Bastrykin to review the case of police officers charged with involvement in illegal casino operations in the Moscow Region, Kommersant newspaper wrote on Monday.

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he presiding judge ruled that the ruling in the case could be appealed in the Supreme Court by convicted, acquitted and injured persons, as well as by their representatives. However, investigators are not among the list of people “with the right to appeal court verdicts as a form of supervision.”

Word of the gambling scandal broke in spring 2011, after the Federal Security Service (FSB) exposed a network of illegal casinos in the Moscow Region. According to investigators, businessman Ivan Nazarov organized illegal gambling in 15 regional towns with the alleged involvement of police and prosecution officers.  In all, ten law-enforcement officers were arrested in connection with the case. They were later released, but the investigation into their involvement is still in progress.

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