Russia’s Ex-Champion in kickboxing detained for $1 million scam

Russia’s Ex-Champion in kickboxing detained for $1 million scam

Nikolay Galustov and his fellows promised to solve an issue with changing preventive measures as to a head of Parliament Group Yury Manilov who remained in custody.

In Moscow, the Federal Security Service officers have detained Nikolay Galustov, Russia’s Ex-Champion in kickboxing, and Viacheslav Shevyakov, CEO of a debt recovery firm Everest, as well as their acquaintance Ilia Ivanov. They are suspected of swindling on an especially large scale (item 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). This is being reported to Moskva news agency by a source within law enforcement. 

 In 2012, Galustov, Shevyakov, and Ivanov promised to solve an issue with changing preventive measures as to a head of Parliament Group Yury Manilov. They demanded $1 million for their service. In fact, the three were not going and could not help Manilov. Nevertheless, Manilov’s acquaintance handed on to the three the first tranche - $500 thousand. Galustov, Shevyakov, and Ivanov shared the received amount. 

All three are detained. No charges have been brought against them so far. 

Yury Manilov, as well as a businessman Sergey Kupriyanov were arrested in 2012. They were suspected of an attempt of extortion of shares of a large agroindustrial company worth of 150 million rubles. The investigation also found that another businessman received death threats from them. Another defendant of the criminal case was a criminal kingpin Mark Milgotin known as Marik within the criminal world. He died before the proceedings. In 2014, Moscow’s Chief Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia reported that no crime had been committed by Kupriyanov and Manilov. The criminal case against them was closed. 

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