The former governor of the Khabarovsk Territory, Sergei Furgal, was charged with organizing a criminal community and seven episodes of fraud, told RIA Novosti is his lawyer Dmitry Dovgy.
“Today, charges were brought under Article 210, this is the organization of a criminal community and part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, that is, seven episodes of fraud on an especially large scale,” he explained. According to the lawyer, the charge is about credit fraud.
The information about the presentation of a new charge to the ex-governor “for economic affairs” was confirmed by his son Anton Furgal. “Sergei Ivanovich does not agree with this accusation, since he was not involved in the incriminated acts”, – wrote Anton Furgal on Instagram.
In the near future, the case against Furgal will begin to be considered by the Lyubertsy Court of the Moscow Region with the participation of a jury.
The RF IC announced the arrest of the Governor of the Khabarovsk Territory Sergei Furgal on the night of July 9, 2020. According to the investigation, he organized a number of assassinations and assassinations. Furgal is currently in the Lefortovo pre-trial detention center in Moscow. Earlier, he complained that he was in complete information isolation; they refused to give him even a letter from his granddaughter. State Duma deputies cannot meet with the ex-governor in the pre-trial detention center without receiving special permission from the investigator. On this complained To the Prosecutor General, LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who noted that three laws permit such meetings of parliamentarians with those arrested.
Furgal does not admit guilt.
According to the investigation, Sergei Furgal and his business partner Nikolai Mistryukov in 2004 created an organized group to commit murders of competitors. It included Andrey Karepov and Mikhail Timofeev, who had authority in the criminal circles of the Khabarovsk Territory, who, in turn, attracted Marat Kadyrov and Andrey Paley to participate in the crimes for money.
In July 2004, according to the investigation, Kadyrov, while in the village of Progress, Amur Region, threw two grenades at a businessman who was receiving scrap metal. The victim survived.
Later, according to the investigation, due to a long commercial dispute over the ownership of several real estate objects, Furgal and Mistryukov ordered the murder of businessman Yevgeny Zori through the mediation of Karepov and Timofeev. In October of the same year in Khabarovsk, Paley shot him.
In January 2005, in Khabarovsk, Paley shot and killed Furgal’s partner Oleg Bulatov, who knew about his partner’s involvement in the murder of Zori, the investigation said.
The case against Mistryukov in connection with the conclusion of a pre-trial cooperation agreement with him was separated into a separate proceeding. Timofeev disappeared from the investigation and was put on the wanted list.