Admitted his guilt former Head of Komi Torlopov placed under house arrest
The Basmanny court chose a preventive measure against the accused in the swindling the former Head of the Komi Republic Vladimir Torlopov. At the request of the investigation the Komi former Senator is placed under house arrest in Moscow apartment until December 6th, Interfax reported.
It is known that during the interrogation, which took place today, on which Torlopov arrived in Moscow from Syktyvkar, he pleaded guilty of creating a criminal community and swindling in the amount of 2.5 billion rubles.
Instituted under article 210 of the Criminal Code Organization of a Criminal Community and Participation in It) on October 7th criminal case against Torlopov is directly related to the Vyacheslav Gaizer's OCG case. Also Torlopov is charged under part 4 of Art. 159 (Swindling in an especially large scale).
Vladimir Torlopov served as the Head of the Komi Republic for two consecutive terms and was the direct predecessor of Vyacheslav Gaizer, who was arrested on charges of swindling, bribe-taking, organizing a criminal group and money laundering. Besides him, under the case there were charged another 18 officials and businessmen.