Property of ex-Governor Yurevich remains under arrest
At the same time, the attachment of the runaway official's accounts was partially removed.
The Chelyabinsk Regional Court on Monday, August 7, considered the complaint of defense of ex-Governor of the region Mikhail Yurevich on the arrest of accounts and real estate of the official who is accused of taking bribes in the amount of 3.4 billion rubles ($43.4 million), Kommersant writes.
It is specified that the court of the first instance arrested eight bank accounts and eight real estate objects, among which there are an apartment, parking places and a garage (in Moscow). At the same time, the ban on the commission of bank operations was reduced from 3.9 billion rubles ($49.8 million) to 500 million rubles ($6 million).
Earlier it became known that the Sverdlovsk Regional Court following the results of consideration of the appeal partially opened access to three accounts in various banks to the defendant.
According to the investigators, Mikhail Yurevich being the Governor of the region has received bribes in the total amount of 26 million rubles ($332 thousand) from the Minister of Health of the Chelyabinsk Region Vitaly Teslenko (in 2014 he was sentenced to seven years over bribes of 70 million rubles ($894 thousand). Besides, Yurevich is accused of taking bribes from South Ural businessmen in the total amount of 3.4 billion rubles ($43.4 million).
Marina Semynina, who had been renting out non-residential premises with an area of 2.5 thousand sq. m to the trading network, is a co-defendant in the suit of the Prosecutor General's Office on the seizure of Colonel Zakharchenko's family assets in favor of the state.
In a week the police of the Penza region have lost two first executives. The Head of the regional Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) announced his forthcoming resignation. In this regard, the region began talking about the global cleansing of the bigwigs of security agencies. Now everyone is waiting to learn who is next in the queue for quitting, and what new corruption rows pertaining to security chiefs are to come to light in the short run in a relatively serene region.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had seen plenty of scandals throughout its history. In the end of 2017, it ceased financing of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on suspicion of misuse of funds by its management. However, the IOC couldn’t even think that international drug trafficker Gafur Rakhimov, member of the criminal ‘Brothers’ Circle’ put on the OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List, is going to take charge of it soon. Furthermore, Rakhimov has contributed greatly to the selection of Sochi the place of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Kochkin is detained in the headquarters building and brought to the police department, where policemen drew up a protocol under Violating the Established Procedure for Arranging or Conducting a Meeting, Rally, Demonstration, Procession or Picket (part 8 of Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). According to the activist, in the near future he will go on trial.