Kommersant learned the details of the security arrest imposed by the Moscow Basmanny Court on the property of businessman Boris Shpigel, his wife Yevgenia, as well as the former governor of the Penza region Ivan Belozertsev and his two sons. The same measures were taken against Spiegel's partner, Director of Pharmacia, Anton Koloskov, and the alleged intermediaries in transferring bribes by Spiegel to Belozertsev, deputy head of the Penza region's representative office in the Russian government, Fedor Fedotov, and driver Gennady Markov. According to Kommersant's estimates, a total of 25 land plots, 36 real estate objects and 4 cars were arrested.
Consideration of the petition of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (TFR) to impose a security arrest on the property of the accused took place without them and their lawyers. According to the decision of the Basmanny Court (Kommersant has a copy), the order to impose a security arrest on the property of the accused was signed on March 22. As follows from it, the ex-governor Belozertsev owned two land plots with a total area of 1.5 thousand square meters. m, 25% share of an apartment with an area of 76.2 sq. m, country house with an area of 408 sq. m. The total cost of real estate is more than 10 million rubles.
Note that the Mercedes V250D, which the investigation considers a bribe of Mr. Spiegel to the governor, was not listed in the decree of the TFR. As for the sons of the former official, one of them was assigned two plots of land in the Penza region, with a total area of over 21.4 thousand square meters. m, two non-residential premises with a cadastral value of almost 3 million rubles, as well as "Lada Bronto".
Another son of the ex-governor owns two non-residential premises worth 2 million rubles, two land plots with a total area of 3 thousand square meters. m and several non-residential premises. He also has an apartment with an area of 218.5 sq. m.
Boris Shpigel got 3 land plots with a total area of 3.5 thousand square meters under arrest. m, a house in the suburbs (580 sq. m), 50% of a Moscow apartment in 475.9 sq. m and 33% of another residential building (668.8 sq. m) in the Moscow region. And the businessman's wife Evgenia owns 13 land plots, mainly in the Kimrsky district of the Penza region, as well as 14 residential and non-residential premises, 5 of which were purchased in Yalta.
Anton Koloskov's two apartments with a total area of a little more than 100 square meters were arrested. m, as well as a country house (243 sq. m), Toyota and one land plot (868 sq. m). The alleged middleman in the bribery, driver Gennady Markov, was arrested with half of the share in an apartment of 51 square meters. m, a land plot in the Klinsky district of the Moscow region (950 sq. m) and a Mercedes ML300.
Fyodor Fedotov, deputy head of the Penza region representative office in the Russian government, was arrested only for a Mazda-3 produced in 2006 with an estimated value of 288 thousand rubles.
The defendants' lawyers have already announced that they will appeal the arrest of this property in the city court.
As Kommersant reported, Ivan Belozertsev was detained on March 21. He was charged under Part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (taking bribes on an especially large scale). Also, the charge under Part 5 of Art. 291 (giving a bribe on an especially large scale) was presented to the head of the Biotech group of pharmaceutical companies Boris Shpigel, his wife Yevgenia Shpigel and director of OJSC Pharmacy Anton Koloskov. Also brought to justice were Fedor Fedotov and Gennady Markov, who were charged under Part 4 of Art. 291.1 (mediation in large-scale bribery).
The investigation believes that from January to October 2020, Mr. Belozertsev received bribes in Moscow and Penza from Mr. Shpigel, his wife and director of OJSC "Pharmacy" Anton Koloskov, totaling at least 31.06 million rubles. For this, the governor allegedly provided the Biotech group of companies with competitive advantages when concluding government contracts for the needs of healthcare institutions in the Penza region. During a search of the governor's house, they also seized about 500 million rubles and foreign currency. The investigation considers Messrs. Fedotov and Markov to be intermediaries in the transfer of bribes.