Former Head of Rosrybolovstvo Aleksandr Tugushev placed under house arrest
On Friday, the Nagatinsky Court of Moscow sent the former deputy head of Rosrybolovstvo (Federal Agency for Fishery) under house arrest.
This is reported by RIA Novosti on information from the court. Meanwhile, the investigation insists on putting Tugushev in custody.
The defense of the former deputy head of Rosrybolovstvo also do not agree with the decision on house arrest. The defendant’s lawyer has announced she intends to appeal the court's decision.
According to the ICR, Tugushev has made a preliminary agreement with a certain Dzhamaldaev and other unidentified persons, who were threatening Orlov from January to April 2016 and demanded that he gave them the holding company’s shares estimated at 1.5 billion dollars.
Let us recall that Aleksandr Tugushev had previously held a high position in the Russian State Committee for Fishery. As head of the Rosrybolovstvo Liquidation Commission, Tugushev and his accomplices extorted a bribe of 3 million 700 thousand dollars from the management of a fishing company based in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. In 2007, Tugushev was found guilty of swindling on an especially large scale and bribe extortion, and was sentenced to 6 years of imprisonment.
Aqua business on Baikal. Chinese people to drink the unique lake to the lees? What does this have to do with Deripaska?
Following a request from the West-Baikal Interdistrict Environmental Prosecutor's Office, the Kirovsky District Court of Irkutsk has suspended the construction of a water bottling plant in Kultuk township, Slyudyanka district, pending the rectification of defects identified in the course of the inspection. The construction has been put on hold; the court has to make the final decision in two months. In the meantime, public activists and environmentalists are ringing alarm bells. An all-Russia public rally to protect Lake Baikal is scheduled to March 24; its program includes collection of signatures against the plant construction by AquaSib company belonging to Chinese investors. A day after the court decision, a fire occurred on Talovskie swamps in Kultuk – it must be noted that the main claims brought against the project owners pertain to these swamps. The CrimeRussia was figuring out what threats does the project pose to the lake and local environment, how was it approved, whether a ‘water competition’ is possible in the region, and what has oligarch Oleg Deripaska to do with this?