Former Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov has returned to Moscow, RSN reports. On November 15, Mr. Luzhkov is going to appear at the interrogation to testify as a witness on the case of the Bank of Moscow.
A source and the International University said that Luzhkov was going to start working soon. The former mayor will teach at the University, Rosbalt said.
Officials with the Russian Internal Affairs Ministry previously said that the ex-mayor refused to appear at the interrogation because he was not staying in Russia. The event was thus postponed.
Luzhkov's lawyer Henry Reznik said that the former head of Moscow had previously notified prosecutors of his inability to participate in the interrogation on October 28. The sides agreed on another date - November 15.
The case, in which Luzhkov acts as a witness, was filed at the end of 2010. The case was filed against the former president of the Bank of Moscow, Andrei Borodin and his deputy Dmitry Akulinin.
According to prosecutors, the bankers have laundered 12.76 billion rubles from the budget of the city with the help of a loan from JSC Premier Estate.
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