Former Chelyabinsk Governor caught on bribe-taking

Former Chelyabinsk Governor caught on bribe-taking
Ex-Head of the Chelyabinsk Region Mikhail Yurevich

Mikhail Yurevich became a person involved in criminal case. The Investigative Committee still does not reveal the amount of the bribe.

Former Head of the Chelyabinsk Region Mikhail Yurevich became a defendant in criminal case over bribe-taking, the press service of the ICR of Russia reported.

As the investigation assumes, Yurevich got a bribe from his subordinate - former Minister of Health of the region Vitaly Teslenko who was sentenced to seven years in 2014 under the case of the Chelyabinsk Ministry of Health.

“Complex of investigative actions and operational actions directed to establishment of all circumstances of a crime is being conducted currently”, noted the ICR without specifying amount of the bribe.

To recall, so-called ‘medical proceedings’ were initiated in December, 2012. Then the Chelyabinsk security officers detained the eminent high-ranking medics in the region. Among them there was also Minister of Health Vitaly Teslenko. According to the investigators, he together with his accomplices helped to control organizations to win tenders for delivery of X-ray diagnostic complexes of the French firm Stephanix, medical ventilators and incubators for newborns. Certainly, this expensive equipment provides growth of clients in medical institutions and lifts ratings therefore it is no wonder that there was a persistent fight in offices of the ministry for it. As often happens, officials decided to reach a victory by a corruption method.

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