Former head of Izvestia publishing house arrested for swindling

Former head of Izvestia publishing house arrested for swindling
Erast Galumov

The hearing was held in a camera – the details of the case are unknown.

The Lefortovsky Court of Moscow authorized the arrest of Erast Galumov, the former CEO of Izvestia publishing house. This is reported by RBC with reference to the press service of the court.

They clarified that Galumov was suspected of swindling on a particularly large scale. He is placed in a pre-trial detention facility until March 14. Other details of the case are not disclosed – the hearing was held behind closed doors.

A day earlier, on February 15, Moskovsky Komsomolets, with reference to its sources, reported about Galumov’s arrest. According to the publication, even the subordinates of the publisher did not know about his arrest – they were sure he was on a business trip to Sochi.

Galumov is a political scientist and economist, publisher, and editor-in-chief of the magazine Mir i Politika (World and Politics) and international magazine published in Russian and Chinese Moscow-Beijing. He worked in the publishing house Izvestia from 2001 to 2013.

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