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.
Despite the fact that the head of the state corporation Rostec claimed he did not aspire to become prime minister in 2017, already in 2018 the media reported that he might join the government after all.
Double-cross system. Why does corruption in Nefteyugansk police lead to resignation of regional high-ranking law enforcers?
Yugra faced another corruption scandal. It turned out that Head of Nefteyugansk police Nikolay Plaksin, along with his chief of the district department Roman Nedyba, 'covered' counterfeit alcohol dealers. Ethnic gang from Central Asian supplied the sheep-dip to the shops throughout Yugra for several years. A criminal case initiated against high-ranking police officers was followed by three more. The rouge cops were first placed in the SIZO, but then released under house arrest. Now the case against them collapsed. But there was another news: the leadership of the regional police faced resignations. Head of the Yugra police Sergey Fisenko has already lost his post. How are these events related? And who will take it on the nose?