In August, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation prepared a bill clarifying the grounds for the arrest of entrepreneurs who are charged with economic crimes of small and medium gravity. Boris Titov is sure that the changes will not be effective enough. He sent a corresponding response to the draft amendments to the Ministry of Justice.
"In many cases, the mechanisms aimed at protecting entrepreneurs do not work," Kommersant quotes Titov.
That is, to date, detention is not allowed if the charge is related to professional activity. The bill proposes to "strengthen" this rule by including in the petition specific confirmations that the incriminated crime was not committed in connection with the business activities of the person involved.
In addition, Titov stressed that the house arrest of the businessman's representatives does not make it possible to fully manage the enterprise. As a preventive measure against entrepreneurs, he proposed to leave only a ban on certain activities or a pledge.