Former head of “VimpelCom” declared the federal wanted list

The former head of “VimpelCom” Mikhail Slobodin, a suspect in the case of a bribe in the amount of more than 800 million rubles former management of the Komi Republic, the federal wanted list.

This was reported by the referee during the meeting at the request of the detention co-owner of “Renova”.
September 5 Slobodin resigned from the post of director general. The new CEO of the company appointed the former head of the Russian division of Telenor Kjell Morten Johnsen.
Himself the former head of “VimpelCom” stated that plans by the end of this week to return to Russia from a planned trip and give testimony Investigative Committee in the case of bribery in the Komi Republic. “We really were business in the Komi Republic, we find out what we are accused will answer all the questions.” - Slobodin said.

The case of bribe

According to investigators, during the 2007-2014’s helpers, as well as other unidentified persons, acting in the interest of JSC “Integrated Energy Company” ( “IES”) and its affiliated organizations, passed to senior officials of Komi (at present they are being defendants in criminal case of a criminal ex-head of Komi Vyacheslav Gayzer) money for the establishment of the most favorable tariffs for electricity and heat, as well as for the creation of comfortable conditions of doing business in the country.
In the framework of this case were detained on Monday the head of the energy holding “T Plus” Boris Vainzikher and co-owner group of companies “Renova” Eugene Olkhovik. According to the Investigative Committee, another defendant in the case is Slobodin, in the past also led the company CJSC “IES”.
About Michael Slobodina
Slobodin began working in “VimpelCom” in 2013. Prior to joining the company, he worked as Executive Vice President, Gas and Energy TNK-BP from 2002 to 2010 led the IES-Holding ( “Renova” structure, which owns controlling stakes in four TGC, as well as gas distribution company “Gazeks” and “Russian Utility system “).
Case Gayzer
The former head of Komi Vyacheslav Gaiser was arrested September 20, 2015 in Moscow. Defendants in the case are even 18 people, including his deputy Alexei Chernov, deputy chairman of the Government of the Republic Romadanov Constantine, chairman of the State Council of the Komi Kovzel Igor, a former senator from the region Yevgeny Samoilov.

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