General Director of T Plus Vainzikher is arrested on suspicion of multi-million bribes
The court arrested Vainzikher for two months. Previously, it was arrested another person involved in Renova's case - Evgeny Olkhovik.
The Syktyvkar City Court has defined the measure of restraint in the form of custodial arrest for a period of two months to the General Director of T Plus Boris Vainzikher and the co-owner group of companies Renova Evgeny Olkhovik. Both businessman are suspected of giving especially large bribes to the former leadership of the Republic of Komi.
September 5 the Moscow office of the Renova company was searched in, then Olkhovik and Vainzikher were detained. Another person involved in the case is the former CEO of VimpelCom Mikhail Slobodin, he is outside of the Russian Federation. At this point the businessman is on the federal wanted list.
Investigators believe that Vainzikher, Olkhovik and Slobodin, who have been managing the company Integrated Energy Network in different years, bribed with money and valuable assets former government officials in the region. Businessmen allegedly transferred funds to the accounts of companies, controlled by former heads of the republic. The total amount of bribes, according to the investigators, estimated at 800 million rubles.
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