Magomedov brothers to be checked for involvement in murder of Central Bank deputy head
Kozlov and his driver were shot on September 14, 2006.
The case of the murder of deputy chairman of the Russian Central Bank Andrey Kozlov was requested from the archive and may be sent for further investigation, Regions.ru reports citing a source close to law enforcement agencies.
“The reason for this was the information received by the Investigative Committee from the FSB’s Economic Security Service about the verification of the involvement of the Magomedov brothers in the killing of Kozlov,” the agency said.
Kozlov and his driver were shot on September 14, 2006. Alexey Frenkel, one of the closest business partners of the brothers, was convicted of organizing the crime.
“The press noted the close connection of the convict with the Magomedovs and that they were on the boards of almost all banks that Frenkel created or headed,” Regions.ru recalls. “Having received data about money laundering, Andrey Kozlov excluded these banks from the deposit insurance system, and then stripped them of their licenses. The owners, having lost multibillion-dollar incomes, decided to eliminate Kozlov out of revenge. Frenkel was also among them but there is a reason to consider him only an accomplice. During the investigation and trial against the killers, it was discovered that the surveillance of Kozlov began earlier than they received an order from Frenkel.”
Then, these and other facts were not taken into account, but after the arrest of the Magomedov brothers, according to the publication, the inspection of all old cases where they appeared, has started.
Now, Ziyavudin and Magomed Magomedov are working with the FSB's Economic Security Service. Previously, the same operatives dealt with the cases of MIA General Denis Sugrobov, Sakhalin Governor Aleksander Khoroshavin, Komi leader Vyacheslav Gayzer, businessman Dmitry Mikhalchenko, close to the FSO director Evgeny Murov, and other resonant investigations of the recent years, Regions.ru notes.
It is to be recalled that Ziyavudin Magomedov, who is included in the Forbes list, and his brother, former member of the Federation Council Magomed Magomedov, were taken into custody by a decision of the Tverskoy Court of Moscow. The investigation is conducted by the FSB. The Magomedovs are accused of organizing a criminal community and charged with several crimes, including the theft of 2.5 billion rubles (~40.3 million USD).
The investigation and court established that Arhur Dzhioyev (Synok), extradited from Greece, not only conveyed orders for killings to killers, but also participated in them himself. Only a part of the incriminated episodes was included in the case considered.