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.
In exchange for 12 million rubles ($202 thousand), Kirill Tabakov has ensured the release of third persons of their right to a number of real estate units in the center of Nizhny Novgorod to be replaced by a business class hotel.
According to the defense of ICR officers Nikandrov, Maksimenko, and Lamonov, arrested on suspicion of bribery, Denis Bogorodetsky has broken the crime scheme to the prosecution. The lawyers believe that due to this, the witness turned into a suspect a year after their clients.
Father of the former acting head of the MIA GUEBiPK (General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption) Viktor Zakharchenko, who is currently also under arrest, is the manager of the accounts in question. However, the ICR has information that the сolonel-millionaire has also had direct access to them.