ICR: there are one defendant and one count in Ulykaev's case
Against the background of a number of publications in the media about a possible increase of accused in the case of the former Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev the Russian Investigative Committee issued an official statement.
According to the official representative of the Investigative Committee for Relations with the media the Colonel Svetlana Petrenko, “all possible at this stage comprehensive information" the Investigative Committee has already disclosed.
She also stressed that the ICR has officially stated that in the criminal case of Alexey Ulyukaev there are one decoy and one count.
Earlier it was reported that in the criminal case of bribe’s extortion by the Economic Development Minister Alexey Ulyukaev 8 new defendants may appear. It was reported that, in addition to Ulyukaev, the Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, the presidential aide Andrey Belousov, the Head of the Corporate Management Department of Economic Development Oksana Tarasenko, the aide of Igor Shuvalov Marina Romanova were on the hook of the FSB.
"All other information on the methods of committing the crime, the number of defendants and counts, investigative activities and the timing of surveillance does not correspond to reality," - Petrenko said.
Head of Ministry of Natural Resources suspected of conflict of interests in distribution of benefits for Novatek
The oil and gas company, which receives various benefits from the Ministry, in turn sponsors the organization of Dmitry Donskoy’s wife and mother-in-law Tvoya Priroda (Your Nature). The department denies the existence of a conflict of interest, arguing that the project of the Minister's relatives is engaged in "non-commercial activities".
Police officers accused of extortion and tortures claim that FSB operatives have framed them up. According to the policemen, the FSB has initiated a criminal case against them after the shutdown of a gambling business by the MIA.