Vimpelcom CEO became defendant in Renova case
Former heads of T plus Mikhail Slobodin, Evgeny Olkhovik and Boris Vainzikher are suspected in bribery of ex-officials of the Republic of Komi on especially large scale.
On September 5, searches were conducted in the office of Renova companion and T plus, included in it. As the result, the Head of T plus Boris Vainzikher and the co-owner of Renova Evgeny Olkhovik were detained. At the moment investigators are searching for the third defendant in the case – Mikhail Slobodin, the acting General Director of Vimpelcom. The media service of Vimpelcom refused to give any comment on the situation. According to RIA Novosti, at the moment Slobodin is outside Russia.
Earlier, the CrimeRussia reported on detention of Vainzikher and Olkhovik, with reference to the Investigative Committee of Russia. Preventive measure against the businessmen is not chosen yet.
According to the investigation, the Head of the T Plus company Boris Vainzikher, the co-owner of the Renova company Evgeny Olkhovik and CEO of Vympelcom Mikhail Slobodin (who in different years managed CJSC Integrated Energy Systems, KES) paid to ex-heads of the Republic of Komi by cash and expensive property for the protection of the company's operations in the region. According to investigators, the total amount of bribes amounted about 800 million rubles.
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