Financier of Gaizer's gang explains how to leave gang

Financier of Gaizer's gang explains how to leave gang
Demian Moskvin Photo: Vitaly Belousov, RIA Novosti

Demian Moskvin is being questioned for the fifth time in a row.

The Zamoskvoretsky court of Moscow continues the consideration of the criminal case of Komi Republic ex-Head Vyacheslav Gaizer, accused of corruption. At a meeting on February 8, Demian Moskvin, the alleged financier of a criminal group that included Gaizer, was questioned, Komsomolskaya Pravda reports. Moskvin concluded a pre-trial agreement with the investigation and got a witness status. He has been interrogated for five consecutive sessions.

During the interrogation on February 8, Moskvin confirmed that he had put fictitious signatures under the documents. The lawyer of the former Deputy Head Alexey Chernov pointed out that his testimony, where he denied everything, was at variance with the written ones. Moskvin said that written testimony was essential and true.

The lawyer also found contradictions in the testimony concerning the assessment of the transaction with Syktyvkar Promkombinat LLC. Moskvin found it difficult to answer; he explained contradiction in the testimony with the fatigue.

The protection of the Komi ex-Governor was interested in how Moskvin was able to mention the exact amount of dividends that Gaizer received from the poultry farm. The financier said that he called the figure on the basis of his documents.

Moskvin was also asked whether it was necessary to register leaving of the criminal group - for example, to make an entry in the work record book. The prosecution asked to remove this question, but Moskvin said that he liked the question, and replied that no special clearance was required.

The organizer of the criminal community, which included Gaizer, is former general director of Renova Alexander Zarubin. The branches of the gang were in Moscow and in Komi; the leader of gang in Komi was Gaizer. The former Head of the Komi was detained in September 2015. In total, there are 14 defendants who are charged with creation and participating in the criminal community, fraud, bribery and money laundering.

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