Telman Ismailov’s 12 places being searched
The investigative measures might be related to the criminal prosecution of his brother.
Law enforcement officers have come to 12 places of Telman Ismailov, the former owner of the Cherkizovsky market, with a search warrant, the RAPSI reported citing a Facebook post by Alexander Dobrovinsky.
The lawyer wrote that dozens of people were involved in the searches, while Ismailov himself was shocked by what was happening. Dobrovinsky wonders what could have caused the attention of such a scale: "What could this be? Could his brother be the reason?"
In April of this year, the CrimeRussia wrote that Department One of the Investigative Committee for the Moscow Region was investigating the case of murders involving members of Telman Ismailov’s family. One of his brothers, Rafik, is prosecuted, the other one, Vagif, is wanted. Rafik Ismailov is accused of shooting Vladimir Savkin, the owner of shopping malls, and Yuri Brilev, the founder of Lublino-motors. Telman himself could also be held accountable, sources reported.
There were eight murders committed between 2000 and 2016. According to CrimeRussia’s sources, the investigation has a new valuable witness, Garri Belotserkovsky, close to the Ismailov family. The detectives found him during the investigation of a high-profile murder masterminded by Rafik Ismailov.
Telman Ismailov was the owner of the largest wholesale trade center in Moscow, which made him one of the richest businessmen in Russia. In 2009, the law enforcement agencies started taking issues with the market. Sanitary control authorities found numerous violations, after which the market was closed and Telman became bankrupt.
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