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.
Recently, the FSB officers visited the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Primorsky District of St. Petersburg. The operatives of the Department M came to the police officers accompanied by the investigator and the search warrant. They were looking for evidence on the fact of falsification of a criminal case. However, a similar situation for the Primorsky Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is more likely to be a regular show: the staff of the administration and its superiors have appeared in high-profile criminal cases as defendants far too often.