Suspected of bribe giving Severstal ex-head escaped to London
Former CEO of JSC Severstal management Vadim Larin could abscond. Law enforcement agencies of Komi reported that he left the country. Larin is suspected of bribe giving to a management of supervisory authorities of the Komi Republic within the case of Vorkutaugol.
Vadim Larin, who on November 7 resigned from the post of CEO of Severstal, is suspected of bribery to supervisory authorities of Komi.
During checks of Vorkutaugol investigating bodies of the Komi Republic suspected former head of Severstal management company Vadim Larin. Of bribery in amount of more than 2,7 million rubles.
The CEO of JSC Severstal management, who on November 7 resigned from his post because of personal reasons, is suspected of giving bribe to a management of control supervisory authorities in the republic for connivance on service during checks of subsidiary company of Severstal — Vorkutaugol, RBC writes.
Head of Vorkutaugol Vadim Shablakov left his post on the same day together with Larin. As judge of the Syktyvkar city court Tatyana Barminskaya told, criminal case over giving a bribe to a functionary on an especially large scale was initiated against both heads. According to part 5 of Art. 291 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation they may face imprisonment from 8 to 15 years and fines of up to 70-fold amount of the bribe.
Management of Severstal and Vorkutaugol emphasized their intention to cooperate with the investigation.
Meanwhile, law enforcement authorities have reason to believe that Larin escaped from justice. It is known that recently he took off to London. And Shablakov expressed readiness to cooperate with the investigation.
To recall, the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation of the Republic of Komi on November 28 initiated a criminal case against head of the Pechora management of Rostekhnadzor Aleksander Goncharenko, the Head of the Vorkuta Department for State Labour Inspection in the Komi Republic Pyotr Gilts and commander of the Militarized mine-rescue department Leonid Lobkov. They are suspected of bribe-taking on an especially large scale (part 5,6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) for connivance on service when conducting checks of the entities of Vorkutaugol.
According to data of the investigation, in December, 2015 Shablakov at the direction of Larin personally delivered the bribe to Goncharenko, whom on Wednesday the court chose a measure of restraint in the form of house arrest. Gilts and Lobkov are taken into custody for the same term.
Meanwhile, lawyer Evgeny Rogatsky representing Goncharenko's interests noted that criminal case over bribes from a management of subsidiary of Severstal is not connected with investigation of February accident in the Northern mine, which belongs to Vorkutaugol.
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