Minister of Economic Development rolled on by Rosneft
Investigators formally charged Alexey Ulyukaev.
The Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev has been charged with "Bribe-Taking and extortion on a considerable scale" (part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code).
According to investigators, Ulyukaev had demanded that Rosneft officials pay him $2 million. He was extorting the money in return for an approval for the company to buy 50% of Bashneft’s state-owned shares. Unless the money is paid, the Minister promised the company would be in trouble.
The investigation said they started to watch Ulyukaev closely after they got statements by Rosneft. We should also remind that earlier law enforcement sources reported that the investigators had been spying on the Minister of Economic Development for the whole past year, and that for the last two months he has been followed with extra attention (with his phone calls wiretapped and his correspondence all hacked).
Now, the investigators went to court asking for a punishment for the accused.
As previously reported by the CrimeRussia, Alexey Ulyukaev, the Minister of Economic Development of Russia, was detained red-handed by the Investigative Committee supported by the FSB Security Department. Despite the scandalous Rosneft’s agreement for the purchase of Bashneft shares, the ICR does not take any issues with the oil company considering the transaction legitimate.
Police officers took Kristina Morozova to a police station to check her identity, where she ended up getting a closed craniocerebral injury, minor cerebral contusion, fissure fracture of her cheekbone, fracture of her left sphenoid bone, and large leg bruise.
Viktor Trutnev, ex-Head of the Moscow Criminal Investigation Department, has finished his career ‘in style’ – he went to jail. The Moscow Garrison Military Court has recently detained the retired general for the duration of the investigation. The former police commander is accused of mediation in bribery and bribe extortion. Trutnev was turned in by his former accomplices – FSB officers trying to extort 3 million rubles ($52.3 thousand) from the Director of Snegirev Research Technological Institute in exchange for covering up violations identified at the enterprise.