Polonsky sent to Matrosskaya Tishina detention center

Russian businessman Sergei Polonsky deported from Cambodia has been taken to the Matrosskaya Tishina detention center. Investigative procedures will start on Monday, Russian Interior Ministry spokesperson Yelena Alexeyeva has said.

Russian businessman Sergei Polonsky deported from Cambodia has been taken to the Matrosskaya Tishina detention center. Investigative procedures will start on Monday, Russian Interior Ministry spokesperson Yelena Alexeyeva has said.

"Polonsky has been taken to the first detention center. Investigative procedures will begin tomorrow morning, consistent with the legislation of the Russian Federation," she said.

Polonsky was deported from Cambodia on Sunday.

The Russian businessman had been staying in Cambodia with travel restrictions until recently in connection with a criminal investigation started against him after he beat up and illegally confined local sailors.

Polonsky was held at a Cambodian prison between December 2012 and April 2013. He could have been jailed for three years if the defense lawyers had not reached an amicable agreement with the sailors. Polonsky repaid the damages to the victims but the criminal case has not been closed to this day.

Russia had been seeking Polonsky's extradition since he was charged with fraud in connection with the construction of a residential area, Kutuzovskaya Milya. Polonsky also stands accused of misappropriating the funds provided by investors in the Rublyovskaya Riviera construction project.

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