Customs case has reached Moscow. Read
The arrest of famous Far Eastern businessman Rodion Tikhonov became a surprise for many people. It was another blow to the myth of ‘untouchable figures’. In the new reality, the number of persons whose connections in the circles of power (either federal or regional) allow them to live by their own rules is steadily decreasing. Amid the increasingly popular fight against corruption, it is hard to say whether a once-omnipotent figure has fallen victim to the competitive struggle or the law enforcement authorities have finally decided to put an end to his lawlessness. With regards to Tikhonov, the latter scenario seems to be more likely – because he had eliminated all major competitors many years ago. It is necessary to note though that contenders for the newly-vacant niche have already appeared and the regional import market may face another redistribution.
The sudden passing of businessman Ilya Pichko will complicate the proceedings in oligarch Dmitry Mikhalchenko case. Now the court will have to make do with Ilya Pichko’s written statements. And this may greatly worsen the situation of some defendants.
The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office, which had previously approved an indictment in a high-profile bootlegging case against billionaire and Forum St Petersburg Group of Companies CEO Dmitry Mikhalchenko, is now demanding the Russian Supreme Court to change the initial jurisdiction.
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