Tatfondbank case: defendants' lawyers to appeal against the arrest
Lawyers of Merzlyakov, Abdulmanov and Timerbaev appealed to the Supreme Court.
Tatfondbank defendants' lawyers petitioned to the Supreme Court with the intention to appeal against the arrest of their clients. Defender of Rustam Timerbaev Ruslan Nagiev told this TASS.
"My colleagues (lawyers of Abdulmanov and Merzlyakov) and I appealed to the Supreme Court. The date of consideration of the appeal is not known. Most likely, it will be on Friday, February 17,”- said Nagiev.
His colleague, Moscow lawyer Irina Khrunova (formerly defended Pussy Riot), who represents the interests of Tatfondbank deputy chairman Vadim Merzlyakov, also informed the Agency that she appealed to the Supreme Court, adding that a hearing date has not been scheduled.
Earlier it was reported that on 10 February the Sovetsky District Court of Kazan granted the request of the main investigation department of the Interior Ministry about the arrest of Merzlyakov until April 2 on suspicion of funds embezzlement, transferred to the trust management of the company.
In addition, February 9, head of the active operations management Ilnar Abdulmanov and head of customer service of TFB-Finance (Tatfondbank's subsidiary) Rustam Timerbaev, who occupied similar positions in Tatfondbank too, were arrested.
Unnecessary witness. Death of penitentiary service lieutenant colonel Viktor Shevchenko: Suicide or murder?
Two events occurred in close succession in the Irkutsk region. On February 11, 2018, it became known that major general Anatoly Kilanov, Head of the Regional Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, was removed from office. The main suspect in an anti-corruption inquest carried out in late 2017, Kilanov was accused of extorting ‘levies’ from his subordinates. On February 12, 2018, Viktor Shevchenko, his deputy for service support, was found hanged. The investigation is currently explaining this suicide by a family quarrel. Has the lieutenant colonel really taken his own life? Or was it a disguised murder? And if so, who could be interested in it?