A Moscow District Court is processing a request for the arrest in absentia of Boris Berezovsky’s son-in-law and business partner, in connection with the January 2014 murder of Alexander Mineyev, the founder of the Partiya store chain, the Russian legal information agency RAPSI reported.
The defendants, Berezovsky’s son-in-law, Georgy Shuppe, and alleged accomplice, Mikhail Nekrich, have been avoiding the investigators. So the trial will start without them, although they will be represented attorneys
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The two, who have a Swiss and Israeli citizenship, are also accused of fraud involving Mineyev’s property.
The court will hear the motion on February 10.
It is possible the court will issue an arrest warrant, empowering the prosecution to put the two defendants on the international wanted list. Both defendants are already on the Russian national wanted list.
Mineyev’s killer, who was waiting in a car, shot almost an entire magazine into the businessman’s body.
According to RAPSI, one of the top managers of Mineyev’s company was also arrested in relation to the murder, in late December.