Ex-Senator Gorbunov to be tried for commercial bribery
The investigation removed to the court an indictment against the former Federation Council member Gennady Gorbunov and his assistant Vladimir Boev.
The Parliamentarian from the Astrakhan Region is accused of commercial bribery. According to the materials of the case, in September 2015 Gorbunov and his accomplices offered one of the two contenders of the competition declared by the economic and financial management of the Volodarsky district of the Astrakhan region for the development of water management complex to opt out of participation for 5 million rubles.
The competition budget was amounted to 126 million rubles. The defendants acted in the interests of the Belyana company. Boev was caught red-handed by officers of the Federal Security Service in the Astrakhan region during the transfer of funds on November, 5.
The ICR noted that sufficient evidence is collected and therefore the case has been removed to the court.
Recall that the Chairman of the Federation Council for agrarian and food policy committee Gennady Gorbunov became the order of the day last December after his assistant Vladimir Boev had become involved in the criminal case initiated under item (a), part 2 of Art. 204 of the Criminal Code (Commercial Bribery). The contract was supposed to fall to Belyana Ltd., which belongs to the Gorbunov’s family clan. The company general director is Yury Gorbunov, the owners are Sergey Gennadievich and Larisa Vasil’evna Gorbunovs.
Recently, the FSB officers visited the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Primorsky District of St. Petersburg. The operatives of the Department M came to the police officers accompanied by the investigator and the search warrant. They were looking for evidence on the fact of falsification of a criminal case. However, a similar situation for the Primorsky Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is more likely to be a regular show: the staff of the administration and its superiors have appeared in high-profile criminal cases as defendants far too often.