Investigators did not have any direct evidence or indicating his guilt, but indirect evidence allowed the court to issue the warrant.
Igor Yartykh, a lawyer who won a case involving former paratroopers accused of the murder of Dmitry Kholodov, took Kvachkov's defense.
In 1983, he was transferred to Afghanistan to lead a brigade of Spetsnaz GRU during the Soviet war in Afghanistan, where he became shell-shocked and had to undergo medical treatment.
From 1984 to 1986, Kvachkov served in Pskov, and from 1986 to 1989 he was the Chief of the Staff of a brigade in the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany.
As of December 2007, jury had been dismissed again, and hearings continued with the third jury.
After the acquittal of Kvachkov, Chubais made statement saying that he has no doubts that Kvachkov was responsible for the assassination, and that it was Kvachkov who personally tried to shoot him in March 2005.
According to the version of the investigators, Vladimir Kvachkov, Naydenov and Yashin as well as Vladimir Kvachkov's son, Alexander Kvachkov and Ivan Mironov, son of former Minister for Media and Information, Boris Mironov conspired to assassinate Chubais.
The version was mostly based on the words of a single witness, Igor Karvatko. The accused maintained that the assassination was staged by Chubais himself.
Vladimir Vasilievich Kvachkov was born on August 5, 1948, Kraskino, Primorsky Krai, Russian SFSR, the son of a military officer, and spent his childhood as a military brat in the town of Ussuriysk, where his father was transferred.
In 1981, shortly after his graduation from the military academy, Kvachkov began serving in Leningrad Military District.
Soon Kvachkov and two other former Spetznaz troopers, Alexander Naydenov and Robert Yashin were detained under suspicion of involvement into the assassination.
The Meshchansky District Court of Moscow approved ten-days-arrest for Kvachkov.
The case returned to court again after the prosecution's appeal. The next court session was postponed until 13 October because only 6 out of 500 potential jurors arrived to court on the day the jury selection was scheduled to begin.