Ex-head of Izvestia publishing house arrested over real estate fraud
Certain details have become known about the high-profile case of Erast Galumov.
Former Director General of Izvestia publishing house Erast Galumov is suspected of state real estate fraud. In particular, according to the source of Telegram channel titled Nezygar', the investigation accuses Galumov of selling several facilities.
In addition, it is possible that the former publisher has participated in fraudulent schemes to use presidential resolutions together with President's Chief of Staff Vladimir Kozhin.
As previously reported by the CrimeRussia, Erast Galumov was arrested yesterday on suspicion of Swindling on an Especially Large Scale (part 4 of Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code). The hearing was held behind closed doors.
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