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.
For several days now, the minds of the public in St. Petersburg are occupied with one piece of news – Lieutenant-General Umnov, head of the Main Directorate of the MIA for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, leaves his post and sets off for a promotion to Moscow. Sergey Umnov is allegedly designated for the position of deputy minister of the MIA Vladimir Kolokoltsev. However, on the sidelines of the ministry they expect not a promotion for the Petersburg general, but an honorable resignation with the consequent loss of political weight.