Komi former Head Torlopov left under house arrest
The predecessor of the defendant involved in the Vyacheslav Gaizer's OCG case as the Head of Komi will remain under house arrest until March 6.
The Basmanny Court judge Arthur Karpov held the hearing on the extension or change of the preventive measure to the former Head of the Komi Republic.
The lawyers and the accused did not object. The court's decision was supported by the representative of the Prosecutor's Office.
Headed the Komi Republic from 2002 to 2010, Vladimir Torlopov admitted his guilt under Art. 210 (Organization of Criminal Community and Participation in It) and part 4 of Art. 159 (Swindling on an especially large scale) of the Criminal Code. RIA Novosti noted that in the materials 2.5 billion rubles are figured.
Recall, instituted on October 7, 2016 criminal case against Torlopov is aligned with Vyacheslav Gaizer's OCG case. Its main defendant was arrested on September 19, 2015 on charges of swindling and taking bribes. Along with Gaizer, 18 businessmen and officials of the Republican Administration were charged.
The prosecution has replaced life sentence for Lieutenant of the Federal Security Service (FSB) Aleksey Korotkov with 24 years behind bars in exchange for his support to the investigation: in particular, exposure of other gang’s members who had been dealing with murders of businessmen and random people for more than 10 years.