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Updated. The investigator of the Ministry of Internal Affairs canceled the decision to involve Ksenia Sobchak as a suspect in the case of extortion. Now she has the status of a witness, writes Then24 with reference to “law enforcement agencies”. Lawyer Sobchak Sergey Badamshin declaredthat she “did not and does not have the status of a suspect or accused in the case.” “Only two persons have been involved in this case. I know this from the materials of the case and the investigation, ”the lawyer told the Caution, News telegram channel.
RBC sources claim that journalist Ksenia Sobchak “is not currently a suspect in a criminal case of extortion,” in which her commercial director Kirill Sukhanov and former editor-in-chief Tatler Arian Romanovsky are being held.
“There are no complaints about her. She has nothing to do with it,” said a source familiar with the circumstances of the criminal case against Sukhanov and Romanovsky.
Ksenia Sobchak did not comment on this at the time of publication of the note.
On October 26, Then24 and RT sources said that Sobchak had become a suspect in the extortion case. The interlocutor of Then24 said that the official of Rostec was the victim in the case.
Kirill Sukhanov and Arian Romanovsky were detained on October 25, and the next day they were arrested in a case of extortion. By data Baza, a statement on them was written by the head of Rostec Sergey Chemezov. At the court session, during the consideration of the issue of the detention of Sukhanov and Romanovsky, the name Sobchak did not sound. Ksenia Sobchak herself regarded the persecution of Sukhanov as “some kind of nonsense” and a “raid” on her holding “Caution Media”.
After the arrest of Kirill Sukhanov, Ksenia Sobchak left Russia. She left on the day when her country house in the Moscow region was searched. Sobchak entered the territory of Lithuania through Belarus as an Israeli citizen. Then24 arguedthat the police had an investigator’s order to detain Sobchak, “but she managed to escape.”
- They came to Ksenia Sobchak with a search in the case of extortion, in which her commercial director was detained The media claim that they wanted to detain Sobchak, but she left Russia