Russian Industrialists asked to release Olkhovik and Vainzikher under house arrest

Russian Industrialists asked to release Olkhovik and Vainzikher under house arrest
Evgeny Olkhovik

The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs stood up for prisoners of the Renova case.⁠

The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) President Alexander Shokhin filed a motion to change the measure of restraint for being in custody Head and the co-owner of Renova Evgeny Olkhovik and the Managing Director of T Plus Boris Vainzikher. Shokhin, on behalf of the RUIE, is trying to convince law enforcement bodies to release Olkhovik and Vaynzikher under house arrest.

On October 6 it became known that the accused were convoyed from Syktyvkar to Moscow in the interests of the investigation. Olkhovik and Vainzikher are giving testimony in the Vyacheslav Gaizer's OCG criminal case.

Entrepreneurs are accused on charges of paying bribes in the amount of 800 million rubles to members of the Komi officials' OCG, led by the former Head of Komi Vyacheslav Gaizer. Top managers paid bribes for "the establishment of the highest possible tariffs for heat and electricity."

After conducted in the offices of Renova searches the FSB arrested Vainzikher and Olkhovik on September 5. The court elected them a measure of restraint in the form of two months detention, lawyers’ appeal on the accused arrest was dismissed.

The former Head of the company VimpelCom Mikhail Slobodin, who also is the defendant in this case, managed to escape abroad on the eve of the detention. He is currently declared on the international search.

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