The high-profile trial in the case of the owner of the Tervolin shoe holding, Vadim Stepanov, accused of stealing land in the Odintsovo district of Moscow Region, ended with the acquittal of the suspect. The court did not find the elements of a crime in the actions of the businessman and his alleged accomplice Andrei Yakovlev.
The process lasted six months. For the alleged large-scale fraud and the legalization of criminal means, the prosecutor's office demanded that the businessman be sentenced to 6 years of imprisonment, A. Yakovlev - to 5 years.
The specified criminal case became the second in relation to the businessman. The first was instituted in 2007. Stepanov was arrested, but was soon released on bail of 10 million rubles. and the guarantee of film director Nikita Mikhalkov, violist Yuri Bashmet and President of the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University Yasen Zasursky. According to investigators, the damage from the first scam amounted to 18 million rubles, and the stolen plot was estimated at 3 billion rubles. The matter did not reach the real charges.
Recall that the company "Tervolina" appeared on the Russian market 20 years ago. The first store of the company under the guise of Tervolina opened in 2000. Initially, the company was engaged in the supply of shoes from the Czech Republic, Italy and Hungary. Soon, the company began its own production of shoes and opened an enterprise in Togliatti.