Former Head of Komi Republic Vladimir Torlopov came for questioning in Gaizer case
The Gaizer’s predecessor will be questioned as a suspect in the high-profile case of bribery in the Republic.
The former Head of the Komi Republic Vladimir Torlopov flew to Moscow and voluntarily surrendered to the Investigative Committee, accompanied by his lawyer, the source said to Interfax. He must be interrogated within the framework of the Gaizer’s case. Torlopov is currently a suspect in this high-profile corruption case. With respect to him a criminal case was opened under Article 210 of the Criminal Code (Organization of a Criminal Community and Participation in It).
On October 6 at the request of the ICR the Moscow court elects a preventive measure to the former Head of Komi.
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.
The United States is considering two lawsuits against the "Russian mafia" at the same time; one is the criminal syndicate of the thief in law Razhden Shulaya and the other one is a Brighton Beach gang with an exaggerated name Vory v zakone ("Thieves in law"), although there are no actual thieves in law among the members. Reports from the court hearings tell us something about the relationship between the immigrant gangsters.