Figurant of Gaizer's case testified against former General Director of Vimpelcom Mikhail Slobodin
The ex-Deputy Chairman of the Komi Government Konstantin Romadanov gave testimony against Mikhail Slobodin that served as the basis for the pressing charges against the top manager.
The former Deputy Prime Minister of the Komi Konstantin Romadanov testified against the former General Director of Vimpelcom, said to the edition Interfax the lawyer of Slobodina Sergey Koptyakov. According to him, the only basis for the charges are merely evidence of three witnesses - Romadanov, Sadykov and Sokolov.
Recall that Romadanov, which himself is involved in the Gaizer case on 14 September made a deal with the investigation and testified against the former Head of the Komi Republic Vyacheslav Gaizer, who is suspected in the creation of the OCG, swindling, bribery and legalization of money.
On September 15th, the court of Syktyvkar in the Komi decided to arrest Mikhail Slobodin, who is outside of the Russian Federation, presumably in France, in absentia and declared him in an international warrant list.
The retired security official and two of his subordinates are suspected of an attempt to receive 31.5 million rubles ($470,610) from a construction company for its participation in the corporation’s tender.
Early in August, criminal ‘authority’ Yuri Esin a.k.a. Samosval (Dump Truck) has been detained in Moscow. In the 1990s he had a reputation of the ‘godfather’ of ‘Russian mafia’ in Italy and faced 75 years behind bars. The CrimeRussia was figuring out how could the 67-year-old criminal ‘authority’ having close ties with many thieves-in-law escape the Italian justice 20 years ago and avoid any issues with the Russian law enforcement authorities up until his recent arrest.