Perm Sports Minister arrested
Pavel Lyakh may be involved in thefts during the reconstruction of the Dynamo stadium.
The Minister of Sports for the Perm Region Pavel Lyakh has been arrested by the regional FSB, according to the Kommersant. Earlier, in July, the court had arrested the Lyakh’s former Deputy Ruslan Sadchenko. He was involved in the case of embezzlement of budget funds initiated in May.
According to the police, during the 2015 reconstruction of Dinamo stadium in Perm almost 13 million rubles were stolen with the use of forged documents. Two entrepreneurs - Dmitry Perfiliev and Aleksandr Tarhov are also involved in the case. All of them are charged with swindling.
The Acting Minister Pavel Lyakh, who was previously involved in the case as a witness, is known to have signed an work acceptance protocol worth 45.5 million rubles.
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.