Investigative Committee: Ulyukaev extorted bribe, showing Sechin two fingers
The investigation believes that Ulyukaev showed Sechin two fingers while playing billiards in Goa. With this sign, he made it clear that he requires a bribe.
In the Zamoskvoretsky Court of Moscow the next hearing on the case of former Economic Development Minister Alexey Ulyukaev was completed, Gazeta.Ru, which broadcasted from the courtroom, reported.
Today, employee of the security service of Rosneft Vadim Derevyagin, who was at the BRICS summit in Goa in 2016, where Sechin and Kostin were playing billiards, was questioned. Derevyagin said that Ulyukaev caught Sechin, and they talked for about five minutes. Derevyagin himself did not hear the conversation and cannot say whether the former Minister made any gestures to the head of Rosneft.
Also on this day former secretary of Ulyukaev Irina Dyutina was questioned. She answered the phone calls to the ex-Minister. In court, she confirmed that the voice of one of the interlocutors on the record of the telephone conversation (about sausages) belongs to Ulyukaev. Dyutina also told that on the day of the detention Sechin called Ulyukaev. However, the court rejected the request for protection to listen to this record.
In total, nine witnesses spoke at previous hearings. In general, it is planned to interrogate 30 people. Defense plans to call head of Rosneft Igor Sechin, FSB General and former security chief of Rosneft Oleg Feoktistov, as well as Vice-Premier Arkady Dvorkovich as witnesses.
Recall, Ulyukaev is accused of extorting a bribe of $ 2 million from head of Rosneft Igor Sechin. Ulyukaev was arrested on November 14, 2016 near the office of Rosneft in Moscow. According to the accusation, the Head of the Ministry of Economic Development extorted money for Ministry’s positive conclusion on the purchase of 50.08% of Bashneft stake from the state by Rosneft.
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