Nikita Belikh was questioned for the first time
Nikita Belikh, the Governor of the Kirov Region, has been questioned in Lefortovo pre-trial detention facility for the first time since his arrest.
Nikita Belikh, the Governor of the Kirov Region, has been questioned in Lefortovo pre-trial detention facility in the framework of the bribe taking case. This questioning is the first investigatory action performed with the governor since his arrest. According to RBC Information Systems, he was questioned by Major of justice Roman Mukhachev, senior investigator for especially important cases. Mukhachev leads the investigation of this case.
However, after the publication, the attorney for Belikh said that there was no questioning yet.
Earlier, Belikh has already pleaded not guilty and confirmed his willingness to fully cooperate with the investigation.
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.