MOSCOW, November 1 (RAPSI) – The Moscow Basmanny Court asked the Investigative Committee to provide additional evidence of guilt with regard to Yevgeny Olkhovik, a co-owner of a top Russian group of companies Renova and Boris Vaynzikher, the CEO of T Plus Company, a subsidiary of Renova, RIA Novosti reported on Tuesday.
According to the defense, Vaynzikher and Olkhovik are charged with passing a bribe in the amount of more than 88 million rubles (approximately $1,400,000) to a person whose identity investigators do not disclose.
“The court has decided to ask the Russian Investigative Committee to provide additional evidence substantiating the defendants’ complicity in the offences charged,” a judge in the case said.
Due to this the judge adjourned the hearings until November 2 stating that he could not rule to extend the detention of Vaynzikher and Olkovick.
Investigative authorities in Russia’s Republic of Komi have initiated a criminal case against some former and acting managers of Kompleksnye Energeticheskiye Sistemy (KES) company, of which T Plus is the legal successor, on suspicion of large-scale bribery. At that time the offices of the company’s parent holding Renova were also raided.
Three men holding CEO posts in the KES at different time, Mikhail Slobodin, Yevgeny Olkhovik, and Boris Vaynzikher are involved in the case. Vaynzikher and Olkhovik are currently in detention.
Investigators believe that in 2007 through 2014 the suspects bribed officials currently involved in the criminal case against the Republic’s ex-head Vyacheslav Gaizer with money and other assets.