Suspects in murder of Kalmanovich found via phone
The ICR has not yet revealed the motives for the murder of Kalmanovich. Investigators believe that the crime was committed by a group of persons in a preliminary conspiracy of mercenary motives or for hire.
Suspects in killing businessman Shabtai Kalmanovich Ali Belhoroev and Zhabrail Kostoev was found via phone, which was found not far from the place of the crime. According to Kommersant, a mobile phone registered to a private company was in use of Ali Belkhoroev; on October 21, 27 and 28, 2009 it was detected by cell towers at Krasnaya Presnya, where Shabtai Kalmanovich office was located, and on November 2 it made a call near the place of his murder in Novodevichy passage. The law enforcement authorities concluded that Ali Belkhoroev and Zhabrail Kostoev could follow the future victim and take part in the direct attack on Mr. Kalmanovich.
Belkhoroev denies any involvement in the crime. He explained his visits to Krasnaya Presnya by the fact that his two sisters were living here, he has two friends who are ready to confirm his alibi.
The ICR has not yet revealed the motives for the murder of Kalmanovich. Investigators believe that the crime was committed by a group of persons in a preliminary conspiracy of mercenary motives or for hire (Article 105 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
Three suspects in the murder of businessman Shabtai Kalmanovich were detained the day before. In 2002, the alleged organizer of the killing, Beslan Tumgoev, took place in another high-profile case - a robbery attack, in which Gelandewagen was abducted from satirist Mikhail Zhvanetsky.
The Russian-Israeli businessman, owner of the women's basketball club Spartak, was shot in the car on November 2, 2009, the culprits fired about 20 bullets into the businessman. According to one of the versions, the merchant had previously ordered the murder of Vyacheslav Ivankov (Japonchik), and he was avenged. Kalmanovich killers were declared wanted until 2011; then the investigation was suspended until 2018.