Escaped from Russia the “vodka king” pardoned

Investigative Committee stop the criminal prosecution of the owner of SPI Group Yury sheflera in the case of unlawful use of trademarks for vodka products, “Lemon”, “Siberian” and “Russian”. On Wednesday, April 11, told Interfax his attorneys Alexander Asnis and Dmitry Kravchenko.

“the prosecution schefflera is terminated due to Amnesty act imposed measure of restraint in form of detention cancelled his search terminated”, — said the defenders, adding that the decision of the Presidium of the the Moscow city court previously cancelled all decisions on imposition of arrest on property companies which, according to the investigation, belonged to Sheflera.

According to the lawyers, to the investigator issued a legal decision on Amnesty of the businessman, “took solutions the constitutional and Supreme courts of Russia, the Moscow city court and the Basmanny court of Moscow, which has repeatedly acknowledged that the investigators ‘ failure to discontinue the criminal proceedings against schefflera illegal.” In addition, the protection had to apply to the Prosecutor General of Russia Yuri Chaika a statement “about the involvement of the investigator to criminal prosecution for willful failure to execute judicial acts”.

They noted that their client “continues to believe yourself innocent, yet satisfied adopted procedural decision.”

a Criminal case was instituted in 2002. In 2007, Sheflera was charged with organizing a criminal group, threatening to kill the representative of the authorities, illegal business, illegal use of trademark, the right to which release belongs to Russia, the smuggling of alcohol, money laundering and money laundering.

Scheffler was arrested in absentia by the court and declared in the international search. He spent a long time living in the UK, whose authorities refused the Russian Prosecutor’s office the grant.

From 2010 to 2012, all charges but illegal use of another’s trademark have been removed from the businessman in the absence of his actions constitute a crime.