Prosecutor, MPs, and Federation Council member could be Aslan Gagiev’s protection
Member of the Federation Council Alexander Totoonov, along with others, belongs the killer’s immediate circle.
Aslan Gagiev’s extensive corrupt connections may have helped him avoid justice over the years. As the investigation of the CrimeRussia shows, Gagiev and the gang under his control could have influential ‘protectors’ among the authorities, both of the regional and federal importance.
On the eve, the CrimeRussia received interesting information about Gagiev’s immediate circle. According to an informed source, the killer and malicious embezzler at different times could have the support of very famous people.
Among them, there is the current member of the Federation Council of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania Alexander Totoonov (Totoonti) and Chairman of the Government of North Ossetia-Alania Sergey Takoev. In addition, the killer kept in touch with the notorious Germann Shtadler who at different times held high positions. According to open sources, Stadler in 1994 - 1998 worked as a former military prosecutor of the Kaliningrad group of border troops of the Russian Federation Federal Border Service; from 1998 to 2005, he was a military prosecutor of the Baltic Fleet. From 2005 to 2006, he was the chief advisor of the State Legal Department of the President. From 2006 to 2009, Shtadler held the position of the Prosecutor of North Ossetia-Alania, after which he was appointed a prosecutor of the Leningrad Region.
In addition, the source said that Gagiev is closely associated with Arsen Fadzaev – the former member of the State Duma, who now is a member of Parliament of North Ossetia - Alania from the political party Patriots of Russia. Previously, Fadzayev was a famous athlete, two-time Olympic champion in freestyle wrestling.
According to the CrimeRussia, Fadzayev kept in touch with Gagiev until his arrest in Austria in January 2015. Now, he is also in contact with other friend of Gagiev, the former coach of the Russian national team in freestyle wrestling Dzambolat Tedeev, who is known in the criminal world under the nickname Jabo.
Arkady Gabalov, who is the former Deputy Head of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee at the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation, also was in the killer’s inner circle. According to the CrimeRussia’s information, while serving in the investigative agencies of the Republic’s Prosecutor's Office, he was actively lobbying the interests of Oleg Gagiev’s – nicknamed Bote (currently serving a prison sentence, - Ed.) – gang. Bote’s gang was one of the structural units of Gagiev’s criminal ‘empire’. Gabalov, according to the source, as a typical corrupt ‘dirty cop’, provided ‘protection’ to Bote’s criminal community, in various ways assisting and supporting it in avoiding prosecution. However, he was dismissed and moved to Moscow, where, according to the available information, with Gagiev’s help recovered in the public service. At present, he plans to return to North Ossetia-Alania, where he aspires to the position of the deputy head of the Russian Federal Migration Service in North Ossetia.
It is to be recalled that in the course of our investigation, the CrimeRussia acquired documents from hearings regarding Aslan Gagiev’s extradition which took place in the Regional Court of Vienna. During the court sessions, the killer made some sensational statements, among which there were the revelations that after studying at the Moscow Mining and Construction University, he worked as "an official in the Moscow government", but after his career in government failed for some reason, he switched to 'business'. The word 'business' Aslan Gagiev understands in his own original way. In 2008, the killer became criminal ‘mafia enforcer’ of the largest aircraft leasing company of FLK and, with the help of accomplices, siphoned 13 billion rubles out of it.