Evgeny Olkhovik is under arrest

Evgeny Olkhovik is under arrest
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The co-owner of Renova Group Evgeny Olkhovik stays in the pre-trial detention center next two months.

The Syktyvkar City Court has chosen measure of restraint for the businessman Evgeny Olkhovik. According to the judge Aleksandr Shadlov, the Managing Director of Renova will stay two months in the pre-trial detention center №1. Evgeny Olkhovik with the CEO of the company T Plus Boris Vainzikher is suspected of bribery on an especially large scale (part 5, Art. 291 of the Criminal Code). According to the investigation, the total amount of bribes exceeded 828 395 000 rubles.

According to the RNS, Evgeny Olkhovik’s lawyer offered a measure of restraint in the form of a pledge of 280 million rubles.

September 5, 2016 the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation and the FSB raided the offices of companies Renova and energy company under its control T Plus (formerly IES-Holding). The official representative of the Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin said that searches are connected with the case of bribery of officials of Komi on a large scale. As a result of the searches Evgeny Olkhovik and Boris Vainzikher were detained.

A third defendant in the case, the ex-CEO of the VimpelCom Mikhail Slobodin, is declared in federal search. Slobodin has previously headed the company IES, now called T Plus, from 2002 to January 2011. According to one version, Slobodin, Vainhayzer and Olkhovik paid to persons, involved in Gaizer’s case for the establishment of maximum tariffs for IES-Holding Services (now T-Plus).

Now Slobodin is abroad, but he promised to return to his homeland on the weekend, where he will be waiting by the staff of the Investigative Committee, and 12 years in prison. 

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