‘Woman with balls’: executive-board member orders murder of ex-deputy minister of housing and public utilities in Moscow region
The detainee Elena Dodurova was a holder of treasury of a local mafia.
It was a banker Elena Dodurova who ordered murder of Evgeny Kharitonov, an ex-deputy minister of housing and public utilities in Moscow region. MK found out that Dodurova is known within certain circles as a ’woman with balls’.
According to the investigation, Dodurova promised a perpetrator of the murder 3.5 million rubles ($53 thousand). However, operatives of Moscow criminal investigation department learnt about the preparation for the crime. Then, it was decided to stage the murder. On February 26, the woman transferred a 50 thousand rubles ($758) deposit to the alleged perpetrator in a Vermel cafe located on Raushskaya embankment.
After the alleged killer met Dodurova and gave her photos of the allegedly murdered ex-official, the woman was detained.
Interestingly, Evgeny Kharitonov was recently released from prison himself. In 2015, he was sentenced to 7 years for organization of murder of a member of Lipetsk municipal government representing the United Russia party - Mikhail Pakhomov. The parliamentarian was cruelly manhandled and rolled up in a barrel of cement. The massacre was caused by a 85 million rubles ($1.2 million) debt the deputy had not allegedly paid off.
As for Elena Dodurova, she was an executive-board member at Moscow mortgage bank once owned by a gang of financiers headed by a former minister of finance in Moscow region Aleksey Kuznetsov who is at the present time a defendant in a criminal case. It was the bank encashment of shadow resources was being carried out through. In 2009, the bank went bankrupt. Later, in 2015, the Deposit Insurance Agency won a 2.2 billion rubles ($33.3 million) payout against executives of the credit agency through arbitration court. This debt is still on Dodurova, according to the Federal Bailiff Service.
Besides that, it is known that a while back, Elena refused to leave (along with her father and underage daughter) an apartment with an area of 128 square meters in a district of Khamovniki that she had sold. The purchaser managed to sue her out. “Woman with balls,” this is what Dodurova was called by participants of the trial.
Several new criminal cases against corrupt officials have been instituted in Dagestan. The high-ranked suspects include Abdulmedzhid Suleimanov, ex-Mayor of Izberbash; Amir Magomedov, ex-Head of the Izberbash Administration; Magomed Dzhelilov, Head of the Derbent District; and El’dar Karagishiev, Head of the Babayurt District. In the past, all of them were suspected of similar crimes – but somehow managed to get off the hook. The new arrests occur amid the anti-corruption campaign in the republican law enforcement structures. What are the true reasons behind the new wave of the personnel purge? Can the anti-corruption slogans conceal a fierce battle waged by local clans for redistribution of assets with the purpose to create a new ‘untouchable’ elite in Dagestan?