Komi court adjourned former Head of VimpelCom Slobodin's arrest application

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.

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