"There's nothing to talk about." Igor Sechin is confident that Economic Development Minister is guilty
The head of Rosneft told reporters who determined the amount of remuneration.
Head of Rosneft Igor Sechin believes in guilt of former Head of the Ministry of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev, who is accused of receiving a bribe of $2 million. The head of the oil company told journalists on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.
Sechin told the press that Ulyukaev himself had determined the amount of the bribe required, he himself came for it, "took it with his own hands, took it into the car, and left."
"In accordance with the Criminal Code of Russia - this is a crime, that is, there is nothing to talk about," said the head of Rosneft.
Recall that the day before, on September 5, in the Zamoskvoretsky Court of Moscow, a regular meeting was held in the case of Ulyukaev, where they announced new details of the official's detention in the fall of 2016. In particular, it became known that the process of detention was recorded on audio and video. In the course of the conversation between the Minister and the head of Rosneft, Sechin apologizes for being delayed with a certain assignment: "There, here, while the sum was collected." Meanwhile, he does not say anything concrete. At parting the head of the oil company said to his interlocutor: "Don’t forget the basket." To which the official replied: "Uh-huh." Ulyukaev's lawyers noted that the talk was about a commission, the content of which has not yet been disclosed. The accused himself promises to tell about it when "time comes".
As the CrimeRussia wrote earlier, Ulyukaev is charged with taking a bribe of $2 million. According to the accusation, the Head of the Ministry of Economic Development extorted money for a positive conclusion of the Ministry to buy Bashneft’s 50.08% stake from the state.
It concerns entrepreneur Dmitry Motorin, Boris Usherovich, a co-owner of the Group of Companies 1520, and Novoe Vremya board member, Ivan Stankevich. Motorin is accused of giving a bribe on an especially large scale, and Stankevich and Usherovich are charged with bribe-taking.
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