Ziyavudin Magomedov among defendants in criminal case initiated in France
The MIA previously reported on the Lyon case against the wife of the co-owner of Summa.
The prosecutor's office of Lyon initiated an investigation into financial fraud and tax evasion in which the co-owner of the Summa group of companies, Ziyavudin Magomedov, was named as the defendant, RBC reports, referring to its sources. The lawyers said they did not receive notices from France.
According to L'express, in late January, searches were conducted in Magomedov’s house in France. And on November 1 at a meeting in the Tverskoy Court of Moscow, the MIA investigator said that the ministry had received information about a criminal case against Olga Magomedov’s wife on tax issues. Magomedov then corrected that the case was initiated against the company, which his wife ran.
In Russia, Ziyavudin and his brother Magomed Magomedov are accused of fraud. According to investigators, in 2010, the brothers created a criminal community which caused the state damage of 2.5 billion rubles ($ 37 million).
Every big Russian city has ‘untouchable' people who are beyond the reach of the law enforcement authorities – generals, judges, mayors, etc. Despite overwhelming evidence sufficient to prosecute them, such persons cannot be busted without authorization from the federal center. There is also another type of corrupt officials: their deeds are well-known – but these people are so generous, hospitable, and understanding that no one is willing to arrest them.