Two top managers of «Renova» extended house arrest on charges of corruption

© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Odinakovymi in foobarcontroller law enforcement in the office of the company Renova in Moscow. Archival photoTwo top managers of «Renova» extended house arrest on charges of corruption© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Odinakovymi the image Bank

Moscow’s Basmanny court prolonged for a month the house arrest of top managers of «Renova» Boris Vainzikher and Yevhen Olkhovyk, the accused in the transfer of bribes worth about 1 billion rubles to the leadership of the Komi Republic, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the courtroom.

«The petition of the investigation to satisfy, extend in respect of Olkhovyk and wainzinher a measure of restraint in the form of house arrest,» said judge Elena Lenskaya.

Thus, the court extended the house arrest of the defendants until September 5 and 6, respectively. The judge found no grounds for the accused daily walks, «because it can affect the course of a criminal investigation».

The investigator, explaining his petition, noted that the specified top-managers charged with bribes to officials totalling up to 1 billion rubles. According to the investigator, another defendant in the case — former head of «VimpelCom» Mikhail Slobodin, is in the international wanted list.

Protection attached to the case signed by the President of Olkhovyk award the order of Friendship. «Also, please attach medical documents confirming the presence of severe chronic diseases, please edit limits in the form of the abolition of the ban on walks» — said the lawyer of the Olkhovyk.

Vainziher not objected to the petition of a consequence about prolongation of house arrest. His defense also asked to be allowed daily walks.

The investigator and the Prosecutor objected to the permission of the defendants walks.

Earlier, the accused was detained in the detention center.

In the fall of 2016 Vainzikher and olkhovyk, was arrested in Komi and then brought to Moscow for investigative actions. They are charged with participation in large-scale schemes of corruption relating to bribery of top officials in Komi Republic. A witness in this criminal case is a former head of the Republic Vyacheslav Gaizer, which is parallel, in other cases, he is accused of fraud and money laundering.

The investigation concerns the activities of «T Plus» (before the reorganization — «KES-holding» enters in «Renova»), which provides energy to 16 regions of Russia. The defendants are three of the General Director of «KES»: Slobodin, olkhovyk (managing Director and co-owner of «Renova») and Vajnziher (current CEO «T-Plus»).

According to investigators, during the management of the company of Olkhovyk and wainzinher according to their instructions of higher officials of the Republic were bribed. Instead, according to SK the Russian Federation, officials guaranteed «T Plus» best rates for electricity and General support.