Irkutsk: Taishet Mayor’s accomplice under house arrest
The businessman is accused of a large-scale swindling.
Aleksandr Krasilnikov, VAV CEO and accessory in fraudulent crime with Irkutsk artesian wells, has been put under house arrest. Just as Taishet Mayor Aleksandr Velichko, he is charged under part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (Swindling committed on an especially large scale).
Meanwhile, the senior official was put in a detention center for two months by the court order. According to investigation, Velichko illegally gave VAV CEO Krasilnikov four Taishet’s artesian wells in 2013 to be fully owned. Whereas the said wells had been made by local authorities for the budget money.
It should be noted that Aleksandr Velichko became mayor in September 2016 having won the election with 42.93% of votes. Before Velichko was elected mayor he had been Teplosnabzheniye (Heating) CEO in Taishet.
Corruption is overwhelming in the Republic of Bashkortostan. It infiltrates all branches of power. The recent arrests in the Bashkir Prosecutor’s Office clearly show that justice can be bought and sold there, while the verdict of Themis depends only on the purse size. All powerful officials and businessmen in the republic know how much it costs to institute or dismiss a case. After the replacement of the regional head, the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation has found out that not only the supreme authorities of the Republican Prosecutor’s Office are involved in the corruption scheme – but judges and high-ranked police commanders as well. What officials have sullied their reputation with bribe-taking and are going to fall victims to yet another sweeping purge? What are millions of rubles paid for? What is the true scale of corruption in the region – champion among national republics by that parameter?