Chelyabinsk ex-Governor took $450.000 bribe
Mikhail Yurevich is also charged with subornation of perjury.
Mikhail Yurevich, the former Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region, has been charged with taking a bribe and subornation of perjury, reported the Investigative Committee.
Earlier, it had been reported that the former Head of the region was involved in a criminal case over corruption. According to the investigation, the ex-Governor would regularly receive bribes from his then subordinate, former Health Minister of the region Vyacheslav Teslenko. The total value of the bribes amounted to 26 million rubles ($250.000).
In addition, according to investigators, Yurevich incited Oleg Grachev, who was his first deputy, to spread slander concerning the actions of the Chairman of the Chelyabinsk Regional Court shown in December 2012.
The ICR clarified that Yurevich did not show up for the interrogation saying he was in Israel. However, unless the ex-governor returns to Russia soon, he will be put on the wanted list, stressed the ICR.
Zaur Dadaev, who is imprisoned for the murder of politician Boris Nemtsov, may soon be put in stricter conditions of detention. Being sent for any, sometimes contrived violations of the regime in a punitive confinement (SHIZO), Dadaev is being forced to pass a check on the lie detector and give evidence on the Nemtsov case.
The video showing prisoner being tortured by officers of the Yaroslavl correctional camp No. 1 (IK-1), which was published on July 20, caused a public outcry and the initiation of a criminal case by the Investigative Committee. However, a year ago, an ICR officer found no exceeding of official powers in the video, thus justifying the torture.
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