Prosecutor General’s Office approved indictment to ex-Minister of Economic Development
The former Head of the Ministry of Economic Development will be judged for a bribe in 2 million dollars ($33.000).
Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation on Wednesday, July 26, approved the indictment on a criminal case against former Head of the Ministry of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev accused of taking a bribe in the amount of 2 million dollars in exchange for a promise to affect results of the transaction on purchase of Bashneft. The press service of the supervising department reports about it.
It is noted that the former minister is accused of part 6 of article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Bribe-Taking by an official). The Zamoskvoretsky Court will consider Ulyukaev's case.
Earlier it became known that the Moscow City Court left the former head of the Ministry of Economic Development under house arrest till August 15, rejecting the petition of the defense.
The legal investigation concerning Alexey Ulyukaev was closed in May 2017. The ex-minister was detained in November 2016 within the sanction of the Basmanny Court and placed under house arrest. On November 16 the Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the decree on his dismissal from the post of Minister in connection with the loss of trust.
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