Arrested senator Arashukov shares cell with person accused of drug offense
Earlier, the Federation Council member complained about living with a person convicted for terrorism and the lack of hot water.
The management of the Lefortovo pre-trial detention center eliminated the violations of holding the senator from Karachay-Cherkessia, Rauf Arashukov, placing him in a cell with hot water and a new cellmate, a person, accused of drug trafficking. In addition, Arashukov complained about the rare meetings with lawyers, but the FSIN could not manage to fix the issues due to the long queues to the law offices, the executive secretary of the Moscow PMC, Ivan Melnikov, told RIA Novosti.
Rauf Arashukov was placed in custody until March 30 on charges of involvement in two murders and witness tampering, as well as participation in a criminal community that stole gas from Gazprom worth 31 billion rubles ($ 472,5 million). The alleged leader of the criminal grouping is the senator’s father, Raul Arashukov, who was also placed in custody until the end of March.
It concerns entrepreneur Dmitry Motorin, Boris Usherovich, a co-owner of the Group of Companies 1520, and Novoe Vremya board member, Ivan Stankevich. Motorin is accused of giving a bribe on an especially large scale, and Stankevich and Usherovich are charged with bribe-taking.
This week, the judicial debates in the trial of Vladimir Barsukov-Kumarin charged with creation of Tambovskie organized criminal group have been finished in the Kuibyshevsky District Court of St. Petersburg. If the court upholds the stance of the state prosecution, the once-influential criminal ‘authority’ may be convicted to almost 25 years behind bars. In reality, this translates into a life term for the legend of criminal St. Petersburg.