Former Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg charged
Marat Oganesyan refused to testify. The official is charged with fraud in procurement of equipment for the infamous sports complex on Krestovsky.
The former Deputy Governor of St. Petersburg Marat Oganesyan is charged with Swindling under part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
Oganesyan was detained as a result of a joint operation by the FSB, the ICR and the MIA GUEBiPK days ago in Moscow. His country houses in the Moscow region were raided.
The former Vice-Governor for the construction is suspected of swindling in the amount of 200 million rubles in the construction of sports facilities on Krestovsky Island in St. Petersburg known as the Zenit-Arena. According to investigators, Oganesyan provided TDM Company Transstroi with lucrative contracts totaling more than 2 billion rubles to supply equipment for the stadium in the period from 2013 to 2015.
According to preliminary investigation, the St. Petersburg law enforcement source reported, this bribe was not the single one. Oganesyan allegedly received from TDM to 15% of each contract.
On November 17, the St. Petersburg Court had elected a preventive measure to the accused, but shortly before the hearing Oganesyan was hospitalized from the pre-trial detention center to the Alexandrovskaya hospital with acute exacerbation of a chronic disease. After three hours, doctors discharged him, but the hearing was postponed. It is worth noting that the accused refused to testify.
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Lawyer of former Governor of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh, Andrey Grokhotov reported that his client needs to be transferred from the pre-trial detention center to the Matrosskaya Tishina hospital due to poor health.
The video shows the second episode of the fight between the powerlifter and Anar Allakhveranov, during which the murderer dealt a series of crushing blows, deliberately bludgeoning the world champion without letting him recover. According to the regional leadership of the National Guard of Russia, that same video denies the inaction allegations filed against soldiers of the National Guard.
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