Sports Minister of Orenburg Region Oleg Pivunov detained
The Minister of physical culture, sport and tourism of the Orenburg Region Oleg Pivunov suspected of tax evasion is detained in Orenburg.
This was reported by the media service of the Investigative Committee of Russia in the Orenburg Region.
On October 25 it became known that several criminal cases are initiated against Pivunov, who from 2011 to 2013 headed autonomous nonprofit organization Sport club Yuzhny Ural and evaded payment of means in off-budget funds.
According to materials of the case on tax evasion, the damage, which the defendant caused to the state estimated at more than 26 million rubles.
Besides, the regional Sports Minister is suspected of abuse of official powers from 2014 to 2016, for the fact that he allowed two deputies and his families gratuitously live in the leased apartments, for which Nadezhda basketball club was paying. In this case, the damage is estimated at 2 million rubles.
It is reported that the cases against Pivunov are consolidated in common production.
Investigation continues, the detainee is already interrogated by the investigation, he denies the guilt. The question of measure of restraint appointment to Pivunov is being considered.
Former member of the Federation Council believes that this once again points to numerous violations and falsification of evidence during the investigation of his criminal case on charges of bribe-taking in the amount of 27.5 million rubles ($457 thousand).