Court extends custody terms of Magomedov brothers for three months

Court extends custody terms of Magomedov brothers for three months
Ziyavudin Magomedov Photo: Andrey Lyubimov / RBC

One of the witnesses told about the threats he had received.

The Tverskoy District Court of Moscow extended the custody terms of brothers Ziyavudin and Magomed Magomedov, who are accused of stealing 2.5 billion rubles ($ 38 million )and creating a criminal community, until February 5, 2019. The lawyers of the co-owner of the Summa group of companies Ziyavudin intends to appeal the decision, RBC reports.

At the court hearing, the judge read out the testimony of one of the witnesses, the former deputy CEO of the Obyedinennaya zernovaya kompaniya (United Grain Company), Vladimir Smirnov. He spoke about the threats from Ziyavudin Magomedov, which were allegedly conveyed by the former head of Summa, Alexander Vinokurov. “Either you get out and leave OZK within 24 hours, or we will first destroy you with the media and then procedurally,” Vinokourov allegedly said.

Magomedov indicated that Smirnov really quit, but after that he became a person of interest in the criminal case on abuse of authority, so one cannot believe him. Vinokurov's representative assured that the things voiced in the court could not have taken place.

The court decided that at liberty the Magomedovs would be able to put affect the witnesses and the course of the investigation, as well as to escape from justice. The prosecution spoke about Magomedov’s expensive real estate in Malta, Cyprus and Liechtenstein, as well as personal jets. All this property is registered on straw persons.

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