Case of Timur Sverdlovsky’s protege falls apart in court
Interestingly, the prosecution did not appeal against the lenient sentence.
The underboss of Chelyabinsk Ilham Osmanov, accused of extorting a large sum of money, has been released from the courtroom. As the Znak.com informed, recently the verdict passed by the Central District Court of Chelyabinsk came into force.
According to investigators, the 36-year-old protege of the late thief in law Timur Mirzoev (Timur Sverdlovsky) in Angel A cafe together with two of his friends was extorting 11.2 million rubles and disposition right on a car from the Director of a local businesses Evgeny Poletskovy on February 17, 2015. After the incident with the racketeers Poletskovy turned to the law enforcement agencies and the group was arrested.
Initially, all three persons involved were charged with extortion, but during the trial it was changed to arbitrariness. Eventually, the Central District Court of Chelyabinsk sentenced Osmanov and two of his cronies to three years' imprisonment with a probation period of three years, but soon they were released from punishment under the amnesty. The prosecution did not appeal against the lenient sentence.
The story with the arrest of Igor Vainshtok, creator of famous bifidok, in absentia and his escape is pretty confusing. The company founded by him still remains the largest probiotics producer in Russia and generates multimillion profits – however, somehow it was declared bankrupt. An international warrant has been issued against Vainshtok for non-payment of salaries – while the businessman calls his prosecution an element of the raiding takeover of his company that was already recognized a raidership victim in the past. Concurrently, employees of Partner Joint Stock Company created by Vainshtok claim that he has stolen not only millions of rubles from the base bank of Roscosmos – but, more importantly, the bifidok inventorship. So, whom has Vainshtok fled from?
According to the head of the state-owned company, the Russian business “rebuilt the country,” “restored the collapsed Soviet enterprises,” “returned the salary to the people,” “filled the budget with money.”