Searches in Moscow offices of Renova and T plus related to Gayzer's case

Searches in Moscow offices of Renova and T plus related to Gayzer's case
During searches, it was arrested the General Director of T Plus Boris Vainzikher Photo: A.Mahonin / Vedomosti

Employees of the company are suspected of giving more than 800 million rubles bribe ot Gayzer's people, involved in the case.

The Investigation Department of the ICR in the Komi reported about the initiation of the criminal case against former and current heads of now reorganized JSC Integrated Energy Systems. The assignee of the JSC IES is T plus. Employees of the company are suspected of giving more than 800 million rubles bribe ot Gayzer's people, involved in the case.

Previously, the CrimeRussia reported that metropolitan offices of the Viktor Vekselberg's group of companies Renova and included in it T Plus were searched. The seizure of documents was carried out with the support of special forces. Media speculated that the investigation could be associated with the request of the Russian President Vladimir Putin to understand causes of the accident at the power plant in Vorkuta, Komi. Earlier, the Prosecutor General announced the examination's beginning of the company T Plus, which is the operator of Vorkuta TPP.

During searches, it was arrested the General Director of T Plus Boris Vainzikher and the Managing Director of Renova Evgeny Olkhovik, but the SC Renova does not confirmed this information.

"I have no information in this regard", - said the representative of the SC Renova Andrey Storch to RNS.

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Photo: the Managing Director of Renova Evgeny Olkhovik

However, searches of Vekselberg's companies were linked to the corruption case of the former Governor of Komi Vyacheslav Gayzer, said the ID of the ICR in the Komi Republic. The Investigation Department of the ICR in the Komi reported about the initiation of the criminal case against former and current heads of now reorganized JSC Integrated Energy Systems. The assignee of the JSC IES is T plus. Employees of the company are suspected of Bribe-Giving (part 5 of Art.291 of the Criminal Code).

According to investigators, during the 2007-2014 defendants, as well as unidentified persons, were acting in the interests of the IES and affiliated organizations, they were given bribes to the highest official of the Republic of Komi (currently being involved in the criminal case of Gayzer). Suspects paid to officials with money and expensive property. For such compensation state officials allowed to establish the most favorable tariffs for heat and electricity as well as create favorable conditions for the company's commercial activities in the territory of the Republic of Komi. Money were transferred to accounts of the companies referred to the bribe-taker. According to investigators, businessmen transferred a total of more than 800 million rubles to officials.

"Also, according to the agreement, 38% shares of JSCo Komi Energy Retail Company, worth at least 100 million rubles, owned by an affiliated with CJSC IES offshore company, passed into the ownership of the offshore company, control of which was carried out by senior officials of the Republic of Komi, by entering into a series of successive transactions,” - stated in the ICR report.

September 20, 2015 the Moscow's Basmanny court arrested the Head of Komi Vyacheslav Gayzer and another 15 people - high-ranking officials and businessmen. Defendants in the case are suspected of Organizing or Participating in a Criminal Association (Art. 210 of the Criminal Code), created for Swindling (Art. 159 of the Criminal Code) of state property in the Komi and the withdrawal of assets abroad.

The initiation of criminal proceeding and detention was preceded by a long operative work of the FSB. Investigators and security officers have conducted more than 80 raids in Komi, St. Petersburg and Moscow and seized more than 60 kilograms of jewelry, 150 watches worth from 30 thousand dollars up to 1 million dollars, more than 50 stamps of legal persons, involved in the implementation of offshore schemes, financial documents on stolen assets worth more than 1 billion rubles.

It is assumed that the Gayzer's case will be removed to the court before the end of 2017.

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