Former Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea caught in $467 thousand bribe
Oleg Kazurin promised the construction company to sign a contract with the Administration.
Former Vice-President of the Ministers Council of the Republic of Crimea Oleg Kazurin is suspected of Bribe-Taking (part 6, Art. 290 of the Criminal Code).
According to investigators, Kazurin, being a high-ranking official, promised one of the construction firms to assist in the conclusion of a contract with the Administration of the Crimea for housing construction in the country. Representatives of the company transferred 27 million rubles ($467.000) in several tranches through an intermediary of the Vice Prime Minister between August and December 2016.
Currently, Kazurin is detained. In relation to his intermediary, whose name was not disclosed by the ICR, a preventive measure in the form of recognizance not to leave was chosen.
Note that Oleg Kazurin was sacked from Deputy Prime Minister post on December 29 last year. Then, Head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov explained the resignation with systematic failure to perform state orders and tasks. To the post of Deputy Prime Minister for Housing, transport and construction Kazurin was appointed on 19 January 2016. Previously, he led Solnechnogorsk subsidiary of Slavyanka company. Thus, the official took the post less than a year.
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