Vyacheslav Gaizer’s organized criminal group
Head of Komi Vyacheslav Gayzer, his deputy Aleksey Chernov, speaker of Komi State Council Igor Kovzel, deputy Chairman of the Government Konstantin Romadaniv, ex-senator representing Komi Evgeniy Samoilov and number of businessmen are suspected in organizing or participating in criminal network (art. 210 of the Russian Criminal Code), created with the aim of fraudulent embezzlement (art.159 of the Russian Criminal Code) of state property in Komi and dissipating of assets overseas.
The Investigative committee of the Russian Federation in Komi reported about the detection of the organized criminal group consisting of businessmen and officials on the 19th of September 2015. Initiating of proceedings and detentions were preceded by long fieldwork of Russian Federal Security Service. Investigators handled more than 80 checkings in Komi, Saint-Petersburg and Moscow and withdrew more than 60kg of jewelries, 150 watches which cost amounts from $30 thousand to $1 million, more than 50 stamps of legal entities, that were taking part in offshore schemes realization, and financial documents of the stolen assets legalization amounted to more than 1 billion rubbles.
According to former Deputy Chairman of the Komi Government Konstantin Romadanov, ex-Head of the Komi MIA Vladimir Eremchenko and ex-Prosecutor of the republic Vladimir Ponevezhsky were also on the corrupt republican elite’s payroll.