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.
Aqua business on Baikal. Chinese people to drink the unique lake to the lees? What does this have to do with Deripaska?
Following a request from the West-Baikal Interdistrict Environmental Prosecutor's Office, the Kirovsky District Court of Irkutsk has suspended the construction of a water bottling plant in Kultuk township, Slyudyanka district, pending the rectification of defects identified in the course of the inspection. The construction has been put on hold; the court has to make the final decision in two months. In the meantime, public activists and environmentalists are ringing alarm bells. An all-Russia public rally to protect Lake Baikal is scheduled to March 24; its program includes collection of signatures against the plant construction by AquaSib company belonging to Chinese investors. A day after the court decision, a fire occurred on Talovskie swamps in Kultuk – it must be noted that the main claims brought against the project owners pertain to these swamps. The CrimeRussia was figuring out what threats does the project pose to the lake and local environment, how was it approved, whether a ‘water competition’ is possible in the region, and what has oligarch Oleg Deripaska to do with this?