Court places Russia’s former kickboxing champ under house arrest for major fraud
The damage from Nikolai Galustov’s actions is estimated at half a million dollars.
The Presnensky Court of Moscow has placed Nikolai Galustov, the former Russian kickboxing champ, under house arrest until December 30 in a $1-million fraud case, News.ru reported. Galustov's accomplices, Ilya Ivanov and Vyacheslav Sheviakov, the general director of the debt recovery firm Everest, were also convicted.
The defendants were detained by the FSB yesterday. According to the investigation, they promised they would help get a resentence to Yuri Manilov, the head of Parliament Group, in 2012. They wanted a million dollars for the service, but the truth was that they had no say in the investigation or were ever going to try and help the entrepreneur. Nevertheless, Manilov’s acquaintance handed them half the amount, which they split.
Yuri Manilov and Sergey Kupriyanov, a businessman, were arrested in 2012 on suspicion of trying to extort 150.000.000-rubles’s worth of shares of a large agro-industrial company. In addition, they were charged with threats to kill another entrepreneur. One more person involved in the case was Mark Milgotin, a crime lord known as Marik, who died before the trial began. In 2014, the Moscow Department of the ICR reported that the criminal case against Manilov and Kupriyanov had been discontinued due to the lack of corpus delicti.
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?