Top managers of Renova were detained under Gayzer's case are brought to Komi

Top managers of Renova were detained under Gayzer's case are brought to Komi
Boris Vainzikher and Evgeny Olkhovik have been detained during searches in Renova Group Photo: E. Razumny/Vedomosti

The Head of T Plus power holding Boris Vainzikher and the co-owner of Renova group of companies Evgeny Olkhovik were brought to the Republic of Komi, where they will be remanded.

The detained top managers of Renova Boris Vainzikher and Evgeny Olkhovik were brought to the Republic of Komi for investigative actions, Kommersant reports. Vaynzikher and Olkhovik are suspected of giving bribes to high-ranking officials of the Republic of Komi, who today are involved in the case of Gayzer. Another suspect – the former Head of Vimpelcom Mikhail Slobodin – is wanted.

Sources of Kommersant note that the suspects were accompanied by special forces officers and FSB. From the aircraft they were put in cars, which went to the Regional Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia. In the nearest future, the investigation intends to appeal to court with the petition for arrest of suspects.

Earlier the CrimeRussia reported that the Managing Director of group of companies Renova Evgeny Olkhovik and the CEO of T Plus Boris Vainzikher, were arrested on suspicion of giving 800 million rubles in bribes to the former leadership of the Republic of Komi. Top managers were detained during searches in Renova Group. The ex-General Director of Vimpelcom Mikhail Slobodin, who left his post and had restricted access to his social networks, is also involved in the criminal case. According to some information, he is in London.

According to the investigators, during 2007-2014, defendants of the case paid bribes to senior officials, who in their turn, permitted to establish the most profitable rates for heat and electric power, and also created for the T Plus company comfortable conditions for implementation of a business activity in the territory of Komi.

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