Defense Ministry official rats out his chief and Tatarian State Council deputy

Defense Ministry official rats out his chief and Tatarian State Council deputy
Renat Mistakhov

The head of the Ak Bars shipbuilding corporation, Renat Mistakhov, allegedly gave a bribe for an agreement on state contracts.

The Khamovnichesky court of Moscow sentenced retired Colonel Yuri Efimov, found guilty of taking bribes, to the five-year prison sentence of the general regime colony. The convict testified against his superior, Maxim Kuksin, and the deputy of the State Council of Tatarstan, Renat Mistakhov, Kommersant reports.

The court examined the case of Efimov using a special procedure, as the defendant pleaded guilty. As the investigation established, Efimov demanded a rollback in the amount of 2 million rubles from co-owner of NPP Advent LLC Nikolay Spassky, who supplied a control system for ensuring chemical and biological safety to the Defense Ministry. Efimov’s defense intends to appeal the verdict.

During the investigation, Efimov stated that his chief, former head of the Department of Audit of State Contracts of the Ministry of Defense Maxim Kuksin forced Efimov to give him a bribe of 11 million rubles for promotion. Kuksin pleaded not guilty. On July 18, 2018, the Savelovsky court of Moscow arrested him.

In February 2019, Efimov added that in 2014-2015 he received bribes totaling 65 million rubles from the head of the Ak Bars shipbuilding corporation, deputy Renat Mistakhov. The deputy asked to coordinate and not underestimate the cost of state contracts for the supply of components for combat anti-sabotage boats Grachenok. Mistakhov denies giving bribes.

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