Multiple defendants in a criminal case the former head of Komi Republic Vyacheslav Gaizer on corruption questioned as witnesses in the case filed against the General Director of “T Plus” Boris wainzinher and co-owner of group of companies “Renova” Yevhen Olkhovyk. About it reports “RIA Novosti”, citing a source familiar with the investigation.
As noted by the interviewee, interviews will begin on September 15, among the first witnesses — the former Deputy head of Komi Alexey Chernov. The source did not specify whether the questioned the former head of the Republic Vyacheslav Gaiser. According to his lawyer, the investigation is not planning to question ex-Governor soon, according to “Interfax”.
“On Thursday Gayzer is not planned to interrogate. Tomorrow will be nothing. It at all in the case of “T Plus” is not questioned, any testimony he did not give” — said the defender Gayzer, Vyacheslav Leontiev in comments to “Interfax”.
The interlocutor of the Agency RIA Novosti, in turn, stressed that the proceedings against the Gayzer and “Renova” — “two different things”.
Earlier Wednesday, the Moscow city court extended the arrest of Gaiser for three months. In addition, it became known that the former head of Komi has filed additional charges of receiving a bribe in especially large size. The consequence has stopped criminal proceedings against several defendants in the case.
Only in a criminal case, the main defendant was the former head of the Republic, held 19 people, 15 of them are in detention centres. The case Gayzer develops simultaneously with the case against top managers of “T Plus”, company structure “Renova” Victor Vekselberg. According to investigators, three senior managers, at different times led the company, including the former General Director of “VimpelCom” Mikhail Slobodin, gave the leadership of the Komi bribes for the establishment of the most expensive electricity rates. The total amount, according to investigators, for seven years, amounted to 800 million rubles.