Advisor to Minister of Economy taken into custody for bribery
Earlier, the deputy head of the Ryazan administration was sent to a pre-trial detention facility in the same criminal case.
Moscow’s Basmanny District Court took the adviser to the Minister of Economic Development, Pavel Pushchin, into custody until April 12 on charges of bribery. In the framework of this case, at the end of last year, Sergey Pashkevich, the deputy head of the administration of Ryazan, his former adviser Alexander Zaikin and director of the local enterprise Detskoye Pitaniye (Children's Nutrition) Alexander Dvoretsky were arrested, TASS reports.
Previously, Pushchin served as Minister of Investments of North Ossetia and deputy chairman of the Government of Ingushetia. According to the investigators, Pushchin received a bribe on an especially large scale (part 6 of Article 290 CCRF). Dvoretsky was arrested while receiving a bribe of 1.1 million rubles ($ 16,700) from one of the suppliers.
In late June 2019, the management of Development Corporation Joint Stock Company established in 2012 on the basis of Industrial Urals–Polar Urals Open Joint Stock Company was changed. This infamous corporation was repeatedly involved in corruption scandals. Notorious oiler and millionaire Sergei Maslov was its General Director in 2013–2016. In fall 2016, Maslov was arrested for embezzlements – but somehow, the court acquitted him. Immediately after the acquittal, he relocated abroad. The CrimeRussia reviewed the main ‘failures’ of the ‘unsinkable’ corporation, shady schemes pulled off by Maslov and his partners, and connections of the oligarch who has made enormous money on governmental projects. Surprisingly, but the information presented below hasn’t attracted the attention of the law enforcement authorities yet.