Chuvashia UEBiPK Department Head accused of aiding and abetting in competition
The ID ICR in Chuvashia is investigating the case against the Head of the interdistrict Department of the Interior Ministry Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption (UEBiPK) Marat Abitov.
Charges of illegal collection of information constituting commercial and tax secrecy are nailed on the Cheboksary entrepreneur Nikolay Efimov and his accomplice, the Head of the MIA UEBiPK interdistrict Department Marat Abitov, is charged with Exceeding Official Powers (part 1 of Article 286 of the Criminal Code), Illegal Disclosure of Information Constituting Commercial and Tax Secret (part 2 of Art. 183 of the Criminal Code), Illegal Receipt and Disclosure of Information Classified as a Commercial, Tax or Banking Secret (part 5 of Art. 33 and part 1 of Art. 183 of the Criminal Code) and Obstruction of Legal Business or Other Activity (part 1 of Art. 169 of the Criminal Code).
According to investigators, the bodies of internal affairs officer Abitov organized the removal of copies of books and records from an electronic database in the office of a local firm under the investigation examination, illegally copied electronic database and violated the tax and trade secrets of its rightful owner without his consent, secretly transferred this information to his associate – the director of the company headed competing with the affected firm.
The materials of the criminal case in relation to Abitov compose 12 volumes. The Head of the UEBiPK was detained by the Federal Security Service in Chuvashia. At first he was under house arrest and then, on the request of the investigation, he signed a recognizance not to leave.
As Kommersant notes, the CEO of Bresler Nikolay Efimov does not admit his guilt at all and the Colonel Abitov recognizes only charges under Article Exceeding Official Powers. Besides, he keeps his post in the Interior Ministry.
Since early February, there has been a preventive operation of the National Police of Ukraine in cooperation with the border and migration services called ‘Migrant’. Its aim is to identify and expel thieves in law and foreign crime lords out of the country.