Gaizer’s case investigators took up for Renova top managers
However, cases did not consolidated cases into one, and the ex-Governor of the Komi was not brought new charges yet.
Renova’s case on giving multimillion-ruble bribes removed to Moscow in MID ICR TFR. The investigation of the case against top managers of the company Mikhail Slobodin, Evgeny Olkhovik and Boris Vainzikher took up by the same group of investigators, who leading the case of the former Head of the republic of Komi Vyacheslav Gaizer. This was reported by RBC’s informed sources.
Information about the removal of the case to Moscow was confirmed by the official representative of the ICR Vladimir Markin. However, the details was not reported. Lawyers of defendants' of Renova case - Vladislav Polikarkin and Andrey Tryapochkin - also declined to comment on the new circumstances of the case.
The lawyer of Vyacheslav Gaizer Leontiev said that he did not know about charges related to the companies Renova and T Plus. Currently, the former Head of the Komi Republic appeared in the Renova case as a witness.
Note that in late August, the investigation changed the accusation for Gaizer - one of the counts on swindling have been discontinued, but it was reckoned a bribe-taking for the same facts. Now, Gaizer charged with creating a criminal community, bribery on a large scale, laundering of money from crime and swindling (Art. 210, 290, 174.1 and 159 of the Criminal Code).
As the CrimeRussia previously reported, on September 5, during the searches in Renova and T Plus, law enforcers detained Vainzikher and Olkhovik. Later, the Syktyvkar City Court arrested them for two months on suspicion of transferring bribes worth more than 800 million rubles to former Komi authorities from the 2007-2014 period. On September 12, they were formally charged. Later, the Syktyvkar city court arrested them for two months on suspicion of bribe-giving amounting to more than 800 million rubles to former Komi authorities in the period from 2007 to 2014. On September 12th they were formally charged.
According to investigators, the top managers of T Plus (Olkhovik led the company in 2010-2012, Vainzikher — since 2012) paid bribes to the republican authorities in exchange for disregarding the modernization works at energy facilities in Vorkuta. The Komi officials also raised rates for the company and provided other benefits. Mikhail Slobodin, who had been the Head of T Plus in the period from 2003 to 2010, was also put on the wanted list.
After scaring Dagestan with inspections, arrests, and searches, the interdepartmental commission of the Prosecutor General’s Office and ICR has identified key priorities for the regional watchdog authority. After the crackdown on the old clan-based system, the management reforms became more constructive – however, another wave of criminal cases, terminations, and arrests is expected in the republic. The CrimeRussia was figuring out what other Dagestani officials are currently at risk.