Moscow region property of fugitive OEBiPK major’s family taken by court
Ex-Head of the Yekaterinburg Department of Economic Security and Anti-Corruption (OEBiPK) Vladimir Nechaev has evaded the FSB operatives right during the operation to detain him, having managed to transfer a house and plot in the Istra district of the Moscow region into the ownership of his underage daughter.
The Istra City Court of the Moscow region has issued a ruling on the disputed property, which the former Head of the Yekaterinburg Department of Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Vladimir Nechaev had transferred into the ownership of his child after the application of interim measures.
According to Legal.Report, the statement of claim for declaring the gift agreement null and void had been previously submitted to the Istra City Court by the Prosecutor’s Office in the Sverdlovsk region.
To support the claim, the prosecutor’s office representatives noted that the title holder of the real estate acquired by Nechaev in marriage had changed only formally. In reality, the house and land remained in the possession of all family members. The court fully satisfied the claims of the prosecutor's office, which will ensure the execution of the sentence in terms of property penalties and possible confiscation of the major's property.
Head of the Department for Detection of Crimes in Construction, Illegal Seizure, and Criminal Bankruptcy of the Yekaterinburg OEBiPK Vladimir Nechaev became a defendant in the criminal case of extortion and bribery on a large scale in April 2017.
According to the case file, Major Nechaev and his subordinate, senior special agent, were extorting 2 million rubles ($32,152) for the termination of inspection and the decision to refuse to open a criminal case against a director of a commercial firm.
Operatives of the regional FSB detained the intermediary, an OEBiPK special agent from Nizhny Tagil, red-handed when he was transferring first part of the bribe (1 million rubles or $16,076) back in April 2017. After that, Nechaev’s accomplice Oleg Krasnikov, who later concluded a deal with the investigation and revealed the leading role of Nechayev in the scheme for obtaining bribes and two more bribery episodes, in which Nechaev was allegedly involved.
Moreover, the investigation revealed that Nechaev owned a house with a land plot of more than 1.1 hectares in the Istra district of the Moscow region. In October 2017, the Leninsky District Court of Yekaterinburg seized the defendant's property, including property in Moscow region, as an interim measure. However, the very next day, before the court decision came into force, the major transferred ownership of the house and the plot to his minor daughter under a gift agreement.
As Ura.ru previously reported, Nechaev had managed to escape right during the operation to detain him, which had been carried out by Yekaterinburg ICR and FSB officers in Moscow. Shortly after that, according to Ura.ru’s source, Nechaev was seen in one of the remote Ural monasteries surrounded by monks. He is currently hiding abroad and has been declared internationally wanted, Legal.Report notes.
One of his accomplices Oleg Krasnikov, who had pleaded guilty, was convicted in April 2018. The Leninsky District Court of Yekaterinburg is currently reviewing his case. All defendants of the case have been dismissed from the Ministry of Internal Affairs for negative reasons.
Major general Igor Vasiliev, Head of the Engineering Support Service of the Federal Protection Service (FPS), and lieutenant general Ulitin subordinate to him are currently in the middle of a scandal. However, it is unlikely that they lose their posts. Reportedly, the two generals are just the tip of the huge corruption iceberg in the law enforcement structures. This is not the first embezzlement episode in their careers.