Deputy Head of St. Petersburg district administration is justified on case of bribe
Investigators disagree with the court’s decision and intend to petition for appeal.
The Krasnogvardeysky District Court of St. Petersburg acquitted the former Deputy Head of Administration of the Krasnogvardeisky district Mikhail Gusev on the case of especially large bribe and abuse of official powers, reported RAPSI with reference to the Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg. Investigating officers consider the not guilty verdict unreasonable and are already preparing for submission of the appeal.
According to the investigators, in November, 2013 the official transferred state area to the gratuitous use of a private company. Subsequently, the site was strongly polluted by waste of the IV class of danger, which brought to budget damage in the amount of 24.5 million rubles.
As law enforcement authorities consider, Gusev could prevent a catastrophic situation in the territory, however he was closing his eyes to all violations for the monetary reward from commercial structure. According to investigating officers, during the period from November 27, 2013 to July 22, 2014 the official got several bribes for the total amount of 850 thousand rubles.
Despite the fact that the head of the state corporation Rostec claimed he did not aspire to become prime minister in 2017, already in 2018 the media reported that he might join the government after all.
Double-cross system. Why does corruption in Nefteyugansk police lead to resignation of regional high-ranking law enforcers?
Yugra faced another corruption scandal. It turned out that Head of Nefteyugansk police Nikolay Plaksin, along with his chief of the district department Roman Nedyba, 'covered' counterfeit alcohol dealers. Ethnic gang from Central Asian supplied the sheep-dip to the shops throughout Yugra for several years. A criminal case initiated against high-ranking police officers was followed by three more. The rouge cops were first placed in the SIZO, but then released under house arrest. Now the case against them collapsed. But there was another news: the leadership of the regional police faced resignations. Head of the Yugra police Sergey Fisenko has already lost his post. How are these events related? And who will take it on the nose?