Komi court adjourned former Head of VimpelCom Slobodin's arrest application
The consideration of the merits of the appeal on the arrest in absentia of the VimpelCom former Head Mikhail Slobodin, involved in the Renova case, delayed.
This decision was accepted by the Supreme Court of the Komi Republic to require further justification from the Prosecutor's Office on Slobodin’s declaration in the international search.
Meanwhile, the lawyer of the VimpelCom former Head Sergey Koptyakov noted that the appellate court should not ask for new documents, making a decision on the basis of already present materials.
Recall that the former Head of the Joint-Stock Company IES Mikhail Slobodin, as well as co-owner of Renova Evgeny Olkhovik and the director of T Plus Boris Vainzikher were charged under part 5 of Art. 291 of the Criminal Code in bribe-giving to members of the organized crime group, led by the former Head of Komi Vyacheslav Gaizer.
Olkhovik and Vainzikher are currently in the pre-trial detention center. Mikhail Slobodin managed to escape from the investigation, according to the source in law enforcement bodies, thanks to the Interior Ministry Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko’s warning. The former Acting Head of the Department T GUEBiPK Zakharchenko was arrested on charges of abuse of official powers, bribe-taking on an especially large scale and obstruction of preliminary investigation in September 2016.
Marina Semynina, who had been renting out non-residential premises with an area of 2.5 thousand sq. m to the trading network, is a co-defendant in the suit of the Prosecutor General's Office on the seizure of Colonel Zakharchenko's family assets in favor of the state.
In a week the police of the Penza region have lost two first executives. The Head of the regional Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) announced his forthcoming resignation. In this regard, the region began talking about the global cleansing of the bigwigs of security agencies. Now everyone is waiting to learn who is next in the queue for quitting, and what new corruption rows pertaining to security chiefs are to come to light in the short run in a relatively serene region.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had seen plenty of scandals throughout its history. In the end of 2017, it ceased financing of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on suspicion of misuse of funds by its management. However, the IOC couldn’t even think that international drug trafficker Gafur Rakhimov, member of the criminal ‘Brothers’ Circle’ put on the OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List, is going to take charge of it soon. Furthermore, Rakhimov has contributed greatly to the selection of Sochi the place of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Kochkin is detained in the headquarters building and brought to the police department, where policemen drew up a protocol under Violating the Established Procedure for Arranging or Conducting a Meeting, Rally, Demonstration, Procession or Picket (part 8 of Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). According to the activist, in the near future he will go on trial.