Businessman with mafia ties wants Navalny to pay him $8.800

Businessman with mafia ties wants Navalny to pay him $8.800
Sergey Mikhailov

Sergey Mikhailov filed a lawsuit against the political leader to defend his name.

Sergey Mikhailov, who many media outlets refer to as Solntsevskaya gang leader, went to court demanding 500 thousand rubles ($8.800) from Alexey Navalny and the Anti-Corruption Fund (FBK). Lublinsky court of Moscow confirmed the lawsuit to defend honor, dignity and business reputation had been filed, the TASS wrote.

Mikhailov asks for a refutation of the information in the film called Chaika, where he is referred to as a criminal lord. He also asks to recognize the information as defamatory and untrue and remove it from the website.

Apart from this, the businessman wants 250 thousand rubles from each of the defendants, as well as a compensation for all the legal costs.

The hearing has been scheduled for June 29 in the Lublinsky court.

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Top left to right: Gurchenkov (Vova Shef), Arnosha Tamm, Avera Vitya, Kvitnoi Lyova

Bottom left to right: Avera Sasha Jr., Mikhas, Skotch Andrei (now State Duma Deputy)

Note that it was this court where another Navalny’s opponent, billionaire Alisher Usmanov, had turned to earlier with similar claims, i.e. to defend his good name. Eventually, the court ordered Navalny and the Anti-Corruption Foundation to refute and remove the statements out of several posts, including those contained in He's Not Your Dimon film about the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, which mentions Usmanov.

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