Three corpses with signs of torture found in Moscow apartment of notable lawyer
The Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper has learned the details of the brutal murder committed in the heart of Moscow. The mutilated bodies of three men were found in a residential apartment on Pyatnitskaya Street. Having finished the victims, the unknown perpetrators probably tried to hide traces of the crime and set the apartment on fire.
The owner of the apartment is a well-known Moscow lawyer Oleg Kolotylov who is mixed up in withdrawal of assets amounting to billions of dollars, the newspaper reported.
At about 10 a.m. local time, a fire broke out on the third floor of the house on the Pyatnitskaya Street. Firefighters quickly dealt with the outbreak, which happened in a two-bedroom apartment of 36 square meters. However, this was not the full extent of the incident. After the fire-extinguishing operation ended, three brutally mutilated corpses were found inside the flat. The bodies of the men were maimed: one had his head almost cut off, while numerous stab wounds were found on the bodies of the other two.
The police claim that the men were brutally tortured and then killed. The owner of the apartment turned out to be an employee of the well-known company Kulkov, Kolotylov and Partners, Oleg Kolotylov. The lawyer purchased the ill-fated flat in 2014, from a certain Vera Tyrol. Some reports imply that Oleg Kolotylov bought this apartment on Pyatnitskaya Street as corporate housing for his company’s employees.
Prior to the establishment of the company, Kolotylov worked as a senior legal practitioner in the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He first started working with them in 2004. It is also known that Kolotylov represented interim managers appointed by the English court during the proceedings into the withdrawal of Russian assets in the amount of 5 billion USD. The assets were under control of the Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov.
The lawyer’s colleagues inform that at the moment Oleg Kolotylov is undergoing investigative activities.
The city police detained two officers of the Russian FSB and the deputy chief of the Internal Affairs Directorate for the North-East Administrative District Department of the Interior Ministry of Russia for Moscow, who are suspected of bribe-taking.