The former spouse of the editor-in-chief and owner of the Moscow Komsomolets Pavel Gusev, Yevgeny Efimov, who has been sharing his property with him for several months, is being checked for involvement in the crime under part 4 of Article 159. About this RBC told Efimova's lawyer Timur Marshani.
"She's been released so far. Tomorrow she is summoned for questioning. Today, too, will be investigative actions, - said Marshani. "Now she does not have any procedural status, the charge has not been brought yet, she's just summoned to give explanations." Earlier, he told RBC that Efimova was forcibly taken to the GU MVD and spent the night in a temporary detention facility.
The lawyer specified that she was charged with part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (fraud committed by an organized group or on an especially large scale or entailing the deprivation of the citizen's right to a dwelling), refusing to provide details of the case.
Businessman Mikhail Khubutia told RBC that Yevgenia Yefimova on September 23 asked him for help in connection with the criminal prosecution. Yefimova told Khubutia about the pressure ex-husband.
"She really called me yesterday afternoon and asked me to protect not so much her own as her children, because she knows how insidiously her ex-husband can act. I will definitely help her. Eugenia is a very respectable woman, "he said.
"All this is done to ensure that Evgenia withdrew her claim from the Presnensky Court about the division of property," Khubutia said.
In the press service of the GU MVD in Moscow, RBC reported that they do not yet have official information about the detention of Yefimova. Pavel Gusev did not answer the calls of RBC.
In late August, it became known that Efimova filed a lawsuit against Gusev in the amount of about 30 billion rubles. Her lawyer, Alexander Dobrovinsky, pointed out that the couple could not agree on the division of property out of court. According to the source of the Moscow agency familiar with the situation, the spouses are trying to divide the apartment, two dwelling houses in the Moscow region, as well as shares and shares in the authorized capitals of some of the economic companies that belonged to Gusev. Among them - securities of CJSC Revision of the newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets and ZAO MK Publishing House. Interlocutor of the agency "RIA Novosti" adds that Efimova claims 11 land plots, five non-residential premises, an apartment and half of Gusev's money.
After some time, on August 27, Moscow's Presnensky Court granted the petition in part and imposed interim measures on Gusev's property. Representatives of the court and lawyers refused to specify which property of the chief editor of the MK fell under the measures, referring to the closed process. Another lawyer Yefimova, Marina Dubrovskaya, added that her client claimed half of her husband's property. Gusev with claims does not agree.
Evgenia Efimova is the third wife of Pavel Gusev, with whom he brought up three daughters. Yefimova heads the Joint Editorial Board of the Mayor and Government of Moscow, in the past she was the general director of the publishing house Exim. In addition to his work at MK, Pavel Gusev is also a member of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights, the chairman of the Public Council under the Ministry of Defense. Prior to this, in 2012, he was a member of the Public Chamber.