MOSCOW, March 3 – RIA Novosti. The Basmanny Court of Moscow has extended until June 8 the arrest of the former governor of the Khabarovsk Territory, Sergei Furgal, who is accused of organizing the murders, court press secretary Irina Sofinskaya told RIA Novosti.
“The Basmanny District Court satisfied the investigator's petition to extend the previously chosen preventive measure in the form of detention in relation to the accused Furgal S.I. until June 8,” the agency's interlocutor said.
Furgalu is charged with “attempted murder of two or more persons, committed by an organized group, for selfish motives, for hire, in a generally dangerous way”, “murder of two or more persons committed by an organized group, for hire, in order to conceal another crime”, “illegal acquisition , storage, carrying of firearms, ammunition and explosive devices, committed by an organized group. ” He faces up to life in prison.
The RF IC accuses Furgal of organizing the murders of entrepreneurs Yevgeny Zori and Oleg Bulatov and the attempt on the life of businessman Alexander Smolsky in the 2000s. The ex-governor completely denies guilt.