Damage increased by $108.000 in case of Dagestani former Communications Minister
The ICR completed the investigation and handed over the materials to the court of Makhachkala.
The Sovetsky District Court of Makhachkala will consider the criminal case of the former Minister of Communications and Telecommunications of Dagestan, Yusup Mallamagomedov, who was accused of Abuse of Official Powers (part 2 of Article 285 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and causing damage of 20.8 million rubles ($321.000), the ICR reports. Initially, investigators estimated the damage at 13 million rubles.
According to investigators, from May to November 2015, he helped certain entrepreneurs win auctions and set inflated prices on eight government contracts for the supply of furniture and equipment to multifunctional offices. The investigation is completed, and the investigation file was removed with the court along with the approved indictment by the Prosecutor’s Office.
The intel scandal involving Oleg Smolenkov, who had access to the Kremlin and possessed valuable information, has become a widely discussed topic. It was CNN who reported, citing sources in the CIA and Donald Trump administration, on the “informant” being evacuated from Russia in 2017. It turned out that for certain people in Russia, the spy’s disappearance was not a secret, while the Russian elite denied the fact of espionage in unison with the American one. The Smolenkov family was forced to leave their luxurious mansion in Virginia, and their current whereabouts are unknown. Smolenkov’s “patron,” Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation for the International Sector Yury Ushakov, continues to fulfill his duties. The CrimeRussia looked into the story of “exfiltration” of the top informant and the possible consequences of his work as an intelligencer.