Ex-Bashkiria deputy prime minister transferred from pre-trial detention center to house arrest
The lawyer of the defendant referred to his client’s poor health and 5 children.
Deputy Prime Minister of Bashkiria, Evgeny Guryev, who is accused of Exceeding Official Powers in Privatization of State Property, has been placed under house arrest.
According to Kommersant-Ufa, this decision was made in the Sovetsky district court at a meeting that was held behind closed doors on May 17.
But, nevertheless, journalists have learned that Evgeny Guryev's lawyer argued that he would not influence the witnesses if he was allowed to go home. He also told the court that the official had five minor children and many chronic diseases. The house arrest will last until June 20.
According to the investigation, in 2015, as head of the Ministry of Land and Property Management, Guryev transferred two land plots near the Ufa Limonary into the ownership of a private company. This caused damage worth 27 million rubles ($416,956) to the budget of the republic. In April this year, the official was placed in a detention facility.
Vyacheslav Abroskin believes that the influence of criminal leaders extends from control over the collection of money obtained by criminal means to control in the field of energy and natural resources extraction.