Pervouralsk MIA Head sent to detention center on charges of corruption

Pervouralsk MIA Head sent to detention center on charges of corruption
Oleg Grekhov

Grekhov’s detention became known on November 7. Sources said that the case against him was connected with the sale of the wiretapping data of the ex-Mayor of Yekaterinburg, Yevgeny Roizman.

The Oktyabrsky District Court of Yekaterinburg arrested Oleg Grekhov, Head of the Interior Ministry Department for Pervouralsk, reports Znak.com.

Grakhov was charged under item (c), part 5 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking on a large scale). As the newspaper writes, citing the court ruling, the investigation believes that the accused received a bribe for "facilitating illegal actions." The circumstances of the case were not disclosed in court.

At the same time, the Head of the department said ahead of the trial that it was a bribe of six years ago, when he worked in K Department of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Sverdlovsk region. That said, Grekhov does not admit his guilt. “I did not violate the legislation, I believe this is a slander. I cooperate with the investigation, I don’t hide from anyone,” he said.

Grekhov’s detention became known on November 7. Sources of Znak.com and Ura.ru said that the case against him is related to the sale of the wiretapping data of the former Yekaterinburg Mayor Yevgeny Roizman.

Earlier, Grekhov served as Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the region and was in charge of the Bureau of Special Technical Activities. He was removed from his post when the Bureau Head, Artem Pismeny, was sentenced to a suspended sentence of 1.5 years on charges of Disclosure of a State Secret (part 1 of Art. 283 of the Criminal Code) for selling telephone conversations of Roizman.

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