The ex-governor of the Khabarovsk Territory, Sergei Furgal, was charged with the final version. By information TASS, he is accused of fraud and leadership of a criminal community. The investigation into Furgal has been completed, a law enforcement source said.
The maximum punishment under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Fraud on an especially large scale”) is punishable by imprisonment for up to ten years with a fine of up to one million rubles. Art. 210 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Organization of a criminal community”) provides for the maximum punishment – imprisonment for a term of twelve to twenty years with a fine of up to five million rubles.
November 24 Furgalu was charged in organizing a criminal community and in seven episodes of fraud. According to the lawyer, the charge is about credit fraud.
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. LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky complained to the Prosecutor General about this, noting that three laws permit such meetings of parliamentarians with those arrested.
Furgal does not admit his 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.