Baring Vostok’s Calvey tells Russian court he will cooperate with investigation

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Founder of the Baring Vostok private equity group Michael Calvey, who was detained on suspicion of fraud, looks out of a defendants’ cage during a court hearing in Moscow, Russia February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia’s biggest private equity firms, told a Russian court on Saturday he would cooperate with an investigation into alleged financial misconduct and comply with terms if put under house arrest.

Calvey, a senior partner at Baring Vostok, was detained on Thursday along with some other executives after investigators accused him and others of embezzling 2.5 billion roubles ($37.73 million).

Moscow’s Basmanny court ordered on Friday that Calvey should be detained for 72 hours, with a new hearing to consider if he should continue to be kept in custody on Saturday.

Reporting by Maxim Rodionov; Writing by Katya Golubkova; Editing by Mark Potter

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