Persecuted businessman offers France compromising info on all Russia’s top law enforcers in exchange for asylum
A runaway oligarch asks for political asylum in France.
Former owner of the Cherkizovsky market Telman Ismailov asks for political asylum in France. The runaway oligarch backed his request with the fact that he allegedly has compromising evidence on all the acting heads of all law enforcement agencies of the Russian Federation. If France gives him asylum, Ismailov promises to hand out black book on the Russian siloviki to the authorities of the country.
Recall that in Russia, Telman Ismailov is suspected of involvement in the murder of shopping center StroyMarket owner Vladimir Savkin and founder of Lublino-motors Yuri Brilev in May 2016. November 11, the businessman was charged in absentia with organizing two murders (items (a, f, d), part 2 of Article 105, part 3 of Article 222 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), and then he was put on international wanted list. According to the sources of the CrimeRussia, Ismailov moved from Turkey to France, as the Turkish law enforcement agencies also have claims against him. Sources said that Ismailov could be involved in the murder of thief in law Rovshan Lenkoransky in Istanbul.
Lawyer of Ismailov Marina Rusakova asserts that all the allegations against her client are unfounded, as they are based only on the testimony of murderer Mehman Kerimov. Rusakova believes that Kerimov concluded a deal with the investigation in order to avoid life imprisonment.
Now on the suspicion of the murders, brother of Telman Ismailov Rafik is under arrest. Another brother, former Interior Ministry employee Vagif Ismailov, was arrested in absentia and wanted.
Telman himself denies his guilt.
Major general Igor Vasiliev, Head of the Engineering Support Service of the Federal Protection Service (FPS), and lieutenant general Ulitin subordinate to him are currently in the middle of a scandal. However, it is unlikely that they lose their posts. Reportedly, the two generals are just the tip of the huge corruption iceberg in the law enforcement structures. This is not the first embezzlement episode in their careers.