Moscow police announced the Federal wanted list member of high-profile cases of “VIP-rape”, and now a defendant in a new criminal case of attempted fraud (article 30 and part 4 of article 159 of the criminal code) – the former Deputy chief of staff of the Duma Committee on natural resources and environmental Anton Vakhonin. Such measures were taken after the defendant ceased to be on the agenda for questioning, writes “Kommersant” with reference to the lawyer Mikhail Trepashkin.
According to counsel, he did not know the location of the customer. He added that with the petition for correspondence arrest Vakhonin a consequence the court was not sought.
A new criminal case against Anton Vakhonin was initiated in September 2013, shortly after it was released. According to investigators, the ex-apparatchik presented “unreasonable financial claims” his business partner, Alexander Severova and his father by demanding from them to pay him a large sum of 47.5 million rubles (at the exchange rate of more than 1.5 million dollars).
Vahonin referred to a promissory note allegedly signed by Shevaroys. He filed a lawsuit in the Meshchansky court, which accepted the document for production, and has imposed a lien on the property Severova without informing the him.
The decision of the court Shevarov found out by accident and called the police. During the investigation, experts of Institute of criminalistics of FSB came to the conclusion that the signature Severova debt on the receipt was forged. After that Vakhonin was a criminal case.
We will remind, brothers Anton and Ilya Vakhonin was involved in the scandal of rape in 2007. In June of that year – the Day of Russia together with his friend Vladislav Gerasimovich was lured to the apartment, severely beaten for several hours and raped 19-the summer student. The girl received a concussion, broken nose and a few ribs and partially lost his memory. In the morning the victim was thrown on the street, after which she was in intensive care.
After a while law enforcement bodies managed to detain one of the influential twins. Anton vahonin lost his parliamentary powers and 4 July 2008 was sentenced to 8.5 years in prison. Presnensky court found him guilty under part 2 of article 131 (rape) and part 2 of article 132 (violent actions of sexual character) the criminal code of the Russian Federation.
Ilya Vakhonin and Vladislav Gerasimovich was put on the international wanted list. The court concluded them into custody in absentia. At the end of March 2010 the Investigative Committee of the Russian Prosecutor’s office announced the arrest of Ilya Vakhonin.
From the first minutes of the investigation to the defense of rapists stood their relatives and senior officials. In particular, a reduction in the end were the Deputy head of the accounting chamber and the Deputy Prosecutor General who tried to prevent the investigation. They left the posts with the formulation “at own will”.
Ilya vahonin after the criminal case was suspended from duty and then resigned. While the then head of the audit chamber Sergei Stepashin in 2007, promised that, if the court finds Vakhonin is innocent, he will be reinstated.
In 2011 Ilya vahonin (prior to 2010, hiding from the investigation) got 11 years. Gerasimovich was sentenced to 4.5 years of imprisonment. Anton Vakhonin, sentenced to 8,5 years of imprisonment, was released early in the beginning of 2013 for good behavior.