Head of Komi administration suspected of involvement in Gaizer case
Head of the Komi Republic Administration Elena Shabarshina may soon leave her post because of possible involvement in the illegal activity within a group of corrupt officials, 19 of which are currently under investigation.
This was reported by the 7x7 online magazine, which cited an anonymous source. The outlet noted that after the former deputy head of the Komi government Konstantin Romadanov and several other defendants in the case had agreed to cooperate with the investigation, Shabarshina also became a person of interest.
Another source told 7x7 that Elena Shabarshina was suspected of receiving unaccredited bonuses in envelopes from the former leadership of the republic. Ex-Prime Minister Vladimir Tukmakov previously did the same thing. For four years, each month he received 100 thousand rubles from his superiors as "a gift." In the end, he was fired due to "loss of confidence."
It is worth noting that two days earlier, following a special decree of Acting Head of the Republic Sergey Gaplikov, Shabarshina was dismissed from her position in the Komi Election Committee.
Gaplikov was also the one who appointed Shabarshina head of his staff in December last year. For 9 years before that, she served as the head of the regional election committee.
As a reminder, the latest defendant in the Gaizer case was indicted this May - the former head of the Komi Chamber of Accounts and Control Mikhail Yevdokimov, who is suspected of taking bribes in the amount of 6 million rubles (art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code).
According to the materials of the case, Yevdokimov followed in the steps of his colleagues, receiving monthly remuneration from deputies of the prime minister, Chernov and Romadanov.
In exchange for 12 million rubles ($202 thousand), Kirill Tabakov has ensured the release of third persons of their right to a number of real estate units in the center of Nizhny Novgorod to be replaced by a business class hotel.
According to the defense of ICR officers Nikandrov, Maksimenko, and Lamonov, arrested on suspicion of bribery, Denis Bogorodetsky has broken the crime scheme to the prosecution. The lawyers believe that due to this, the witness turned into a suspect a year after their clients.
Father of the former acting head of the MIA GUEBiPK (General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption) Viktor Zakharchenko, who is currently also under arrest, is the manager of the accounts in question. However, the ICR has information that the сolonel-millionaire has also had direct access to them.