The Meshchansky Court of Moscow did not find grounds for extending the term of arrest of the former co-owner of the Coffee House and Azbuka Vkusa networks, Kirill Yakubovsky, accused of fraud on an especially large scale (part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Mr. Yakubovsky was released from the SIZO and placed under house arrest until 14 August.
According to TASS, the court banned Kirill Yakubovsky from using the Internet and mobile communications, and also limited his communication with everyone except close relatives, defense lawyers, employees of the Federal Penitentiary Service, law enforcement agencies and courts.
Kirill Yakubovsky was Deputy Chairman of the Board of Expobank in the mid-1990s. In 2008, he became a co-owner of the holding that owns the Azbuka Vkusa chain of stores. In 2014, Mr. Yakubovsky transferred his stake in Azbuka Vkusa to business partners, assets in Coffee House to the owner of Shokoladnitsa.
At the end of April, Mr. Yakubovsky was detained in Moscow on a case of fraud on an especially large scale. According to Kommersant’s information, the Meshchansky District Court of Moscow arrested Kirill Yakubovsky at the request of the Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.