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.
In mid-July, thief in law Vitya Pan, as well as his accomplices Evgeny Titov aka Tit and Yaroslav Sokolov (aka Yarik) were declared federally wanted. Depending on their role in the commission of the crime, the defendants are suspected of creation of a crime community and participation therein (parts 1 and 2 of Art. 210 of the Russian Criminal Code), as well as of kidnapping and tortures.