Former Chief taxman of Transurals arrested on suspicion of corruption
The former Head of the Federal Tax Service Directorate for Kurgan Region Yury Kasyanenko patronized a commercial company that underpaid about 65 million rubles of taxes to the budget.
The Investigative Department of the Regional Federal Security Service Directorate has initiated a criminal case under Abuse of Official Powers (item (c), part 3 of Art. 286 of the Russian Criminal Code) against the former Head of the Federal Tax Service for the Kurgan Region Yury Kasyanenko. According to the Kurgan City Court’s decision, he is currently under arrest until October 12, 2016.
The press service of the Federal Tax Service Directorate for the Kurgan Region confirmed to Znak.com that Kasyanenko has already been charged.
Kasyanenko, who resigned from the Federal Tax Service Directorate nearly two years ago, is accused of a crime committed while he led the Directorate.
The investigation suggests that, while being the Head of the Regional Federal Security Service Directorate, Kasyanenko patronized one of the commercial firms, whose name has not been disclosed. As a result of the friendly relations between the Transurals taxman and the company manager, the latter failed to pay taxes. Thus, the regional budget fell short of over 65 million rubles.
The security services have yet to reveal further details of the case and the suspects’ names.
Sources at the court said that the FSB Directorate investigator insisted on Kasyanenko’s detention, fearing that the suspect might flee. Moreover, “in view of the joint service at the tax authorities with other accused persons and witnesses in the criminal case, who had been previously subordinated to Kasyanenko, he can persuade them to change the previously given testimony.” This means, there are other suspects in the case.
Yury Kasyanenko was born in 1951 in the Omsk region. In 1973, he graduated from the Omsk State Pedagogical Institute; in 1988 he finished his studies at the Omsk Agricultural Institute. He began his career as a teacher of physics. From October 1991 to April 1996, he held the position of Sibinvest-Sherbakul LLP Director. In 1996, he was appointed the Head of the Department of Labor, Employment and Migration of Population at the Sherbakul District Administration, Omsk region; from 1998 he held the position of the first Deputy Head of the district Administration.
He started working in the tax system in March 2001, serving as the department head and deputy head of the Federal Tax Service of the Omsk region. From 2006 to 2014 he held the office of the Federal Tax Service head of the Kurgan region. Kasyanenko left the office due to the expiry of fixed-term service contract, and then moved to Sochi. According to SPARK, Kasyanenko was the head of Sochiavtotrans MUE since January 29, 2015. However, February 1, 2016 he voluntarily resigned from the company
Saburova believes that the Russian authorities violated articles 2 and 5 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, guaranteeing the right to life, as well as the right to freedom and personal inviolability.