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.
The retired security official and two of his subordinates are suspected of an attempt to receive 31.5 million rubles ($470,610) from a construction company for its participation in the corporation’s tender.
Early in August, criminal ‘authority’ Yuri Esin a.k.a. Samosval (Dump Truck) has been detained in Moscow. In the 1990s he had a reputation of the ‘godfather’ of ‘Russian mafia’ in Italy and faced 75 years behind bars. The CrimeRussia was figuring out how could the 67-year-old criminal ‘authority’ having close ties with many thieves-in-law escape the Italian justice 20 years ago and avoid any issues with the Russian law enforcement authorities up until his recent arrest.