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.
In exchange for 12 million rubles ($202 thousand), Kirill Tabakov has ensured the release of third persons of their right to a number of real estate units in the center of Nizhny Novgorod to be replaced by a business class hotel.
According to the defense of ICR officers Nikandrov, Maksimenko, and Lamonov, arrested on suspicion of bribery, Denis Bogorodetsky has broken the crime scheme to the prosecution. The lawyers believe that due to this, the witness turned into a suspect a year after their clients.
Father of the former acting head of the MIA GUEBiPK (General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption) Viktor Zakharchenko, who is currently also under arrest, is the manager of the accounts in question. However, the ICR has information that the сolonel-millionaire has also had direct access to them.