Case against ex-Governor of Sakhalin Aleksander Khoroshavin transferred to court
Investigating officers established 10 episodes of criminal activities of the official. Besides, law enforcement authorities arrested Khoroshavin's property on more than 1.5 billion rubles.
Investigation of a criminal case against ex-Governor of the Sakhalin Region Aleksander Khoroshavin and his subordinates is completed, materials are taken to court. This is reported on website of the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation.
In its turn, media service of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation reported that 10 episodes of criminal activities of officials are involved in case. Besides, according to the official representative of the Investigative Committee Svetlana Petrenko, the investigation found that Khoroshavin “loved expensive accessories very much”.
“Probably the greatest need the governor had in expensive watch. In his collection there were 195 copies for the total amount of 602 million rubles”, Petrenko told Interfax.
She added that shortly before arrest the ex-governor ordered new watch worth more than 36 million rubles. Besides, according to her, investigating officers established that a part of property of Khoroshavin was not declared in the order established by the law. The investigation arrested property of a family of the former governor for 1,5 billion rubles.
To recall, criminal case against Khoroshavin, and also against Deputy Prime Minister of the Sakhalin Region Sergey Karepkin, adviser to the Governor of the Sakhalin Region Andrey Ikramov, Minister of Agriculture of the Sakhalin Region Nikolay Borisov was initiated under Article 290 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking of a bribe) and Article 174 (Money Laundering). As law enforcement authorities consider, officials during the period from 2009 to 2015 regularly got large bribes from entrepreneurs in exchange for state contracts, subsidies and acceptance of the performed works. The amount of bribes exceeds 522 million rubles, it is told in case papers.
Saburova believes that the Russian authorities violated articles 2 and 5 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, guaranteeing the right to life, as well as the right to freedom and personal inviolability.