Gaizer’s defendants demand judge disqualification
The defender of the ex-Governor of Komi will demand removal of the judge of the Moscow City Court, who is conducting consideration of the investigation’s petition for extension of term of arrest of Vyacheslav Gaizer and other defendants in the case.
Lawyers claim that the decision on prolongation of arrest was made prior to the hearing itself.
Republic notes that the Moscow City Court extended term arrest to four defendants in the case of Vyacheslav Gaizer under names of other defendants.
The media reports about Head of Agrokompleks Igor Kudinov, entrepreneurs Valery Veselov and Mikhail Hruzin, and also about former Deputy Head of the Komi Government Konstantin Romadanov. In the resolution, which was handed out to lawyers, there are surnames of other defendants, the trial upon whom had not taken place yet. What means that the decision was prepared in advance.
To recall, under the case of creation of organized criminal grouping in the management of the Republic of Komi, except the listed above officials, there are ex-heads of the republic Torlopov and Gaizer, Deputy Head of Komi Chernov, Chairman of the State Council Kovzel, Vice-President of the Government Romadanov and some other officials and entrepreneurs – in total 18 people.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Vladimirov became the Governor of the Stavropol Krai after staging the flight of his namesake – President Vladimir Putin – at the head of a flock of white cranes on the Yamal Peninsula. For almost five years since then, the Stavropol krai has been trying to get rid of such a ‘gift’. The region is plunging into crisis, corruption is flourishing, while officials from Governor’s close circle are prosecuted one by one. Local residents believe that law enforcement structures have declared a war on Vladimirov. Why can’t the FSB do anything with the Governor? And why is Moscow ignoring numerous requests to terminate Vladimirov?