MOSCOW, February 10 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Babushkinsky District Court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for Boris Berezovsky’s son-in-law Georgy Shuppe in connection with the murder of a Russian businessman, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.
Shuppe’s business partner and alleged accomplice Mikhail Nekrich was also arrested in absentia earlier on Tuesday.
Shuppe and Nekrich, are being charged in absentia with organizing the murder of Alexander Mineyev, founder of the Partiya store chain in January 2014, and fraud involving his property. The defendants are currently avoiding the investigation.
Mineyev, former owner of the Partiya stores, was killed in January 2014. Allegedly, the killer, sitting in a nearby car, shot almost an entire magazine into the businessman. The investigation found that the murder may have been organized by some of his employees.
Both the defendants are on the federal wanted list. Shuppe was put on the international wanted list on January 19, 2015. Shuppe and Nekrich have Swiss and Israeli citizenship, the Kommersant business newspaper reported earlier.
In late December, one of the top managers of Mineyev’s company was also arrested as part of the case.