Basmanny court of Moscow extended the detention period of the defendants in the case about the bribe to the former leadership of the Komi – the co-owner of group of companies “Renova” Yevhen Olkhovyk and General diretcory of “T Plus” Boris Vainzikher to 5 and 6 February, respectively, reports TASS.
Judge Eduard Karpov indicated the presence of witnesses, confirming the involvement of defendants in alleged crime. He also critically evaluated the application of the defense of absence of reasons to restrict the movement of the accused and the need to spend “significant public funds” for their maintenance in jail.
“Court tested the involvement of the accused to the crime, the materials in the testimony of witnesses and protocols of searches. The petition of the investigator prepared in accordance with the law. Medical reasons that prevent the detention of the accused, not represented,” said Karpov, by refusing thus to release the accused under house arrest or bail.
On the eve of the Basmanny court has requested from the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation additional proofs of the guilt of the Olkhovyk and wainzinher and postponed consideration of the question of extending their detention until 2 November.
A court in Syktyvkar on 7 September sent the Olkhovyk and wainzinher under arrest. The day before, both top managers filed the charges in part 5 of article 291 of the criminal code “bribery in especially large size”, which to them threatens till 15 years of imprisonment.
Top managers are suspected of giving more than 800 million rubles in bribes to the former leadership of the Komi Republic. According to investigators, during the years 2007-2014 the defendants, acting in the interests of ZAO “KES” (reorganized into PJSC “T Plus”) and affiliated organizations, passed on to senior officials in Komi bribes for the maintenance in the Republic of high tariffs for electricity and heat. In this earlier investigation directly linked top managers with the case of the arrested former head of Komi Vyacheslav Gaizer, who has headed the Republic since 2010.