„I pick a fight with Usatyi”. Lawyers revealed new details in the case of attempted murder of the leader of „Our Party”
The lawyers of Renato Usatyi revealed new circumstances in the case of an attempted murder of the leader of „Our Party”, organized by the „black banker” German Gorbuntsov.
„The defence provided evidence that prosecutors conducted a subjective and ineffective investigation”, Istrate said, stressing that the witnesses in this case confirmed the fact of preparation for committing the crime and the transfer of money by German Gorbuntsov (customer) to the executor in the person of retired policeman Ion Stratulat.
According to the lawyer, this indicates that the Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Organized Crime was interested in an ineffective investigation.
Istrate stressed that one of the witnesses (the head of the bank), interrogated in the framework of Russia’s provision of legal aid, confirmed that he had transferred a certain amount of money to German Gorbuntsov. And at the question why he needs money, the „black banker” answered „I pick a fight with Usatyi”.
In addition, lawyers drew attention to the fact that prosecutors hid from the defence a part of the criminal case file.
„When the parties were notified that criminal case has been suspended, two volumes were submitted. However, during today’s court session, the prosecutor presented only one volume, arguing that there is no other material”.
The criminal case against German Gorbuntsov was closed by prosecutor Lilian Bacalim last autumn. At the same time, despite the fact that according to the legislation, the parties should be informed of the termination of the criminal case as soon as possible, Renato Usatyi who appears in the case in the capacity of victim, was informed three months after the case was closed.
Furthermore, by a strange coincidence, the case was closed only ten days after the initiation of a „symmetric” criminal case against the leader of „Our Party”, in which he was accused of organizing an attempt on German Gorbuntsov.