To arrest Governor of Sakhalin led attempt to get rid of FSB General

To arrest Governor of Sakhalin led attempt to get rid of FSB General
The former Governor of Sakhalin Alexander Horoshavin

New details of the case of Alexander Khoroshavin became known.⁠

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has completed a criminal investigation against Sakhalin businessmen and acting in collusion with them FSB officers. Arrested businessmen testified at Sakhalin Governor Alexander Khoroshavin. According to investigators, businessmen were trying with dint of money to dismiss the Head of Federal Security Service of the Sakhalin region Igor Struchkov.

Now the figures of the process get acquainted with case papers, which is made up of 40 volumes. According to Kommersant, firstly they were accused of Mediation in Bribery (Art. 291.1 of the Criminal Code), but in the final version of the charges it was already included Swindling on an essentially large scale (Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code).

The edition reported that it all started in 2013 from examination of problems that arose during the construction of the fourth unit of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk CHPP-1 (Combined Heat and Power Plant). To look into the situation officers of he local FSB, headed by Igor Struchkov, were appointed. As a result of the examination machinations, which were committed by executives of contractor - LLC Sakhalin company Energostroy, were revealed.

According to the investigation, the Head of the company, well-known businessman, Nikolai Kran and a number of his companions, knowing about a criminal case, decided to be proactive and achieve the transfer of Igor Struchkov to another region with the help of bribes. Kommersant, citing a source close to the investigation, said that entrepreneurs have prepared for this two tranches of 1.3 million dollars and 700 thousand dollars. Mediators in the transfer of money became the former FSB Colonel Konstantin Uvarov (resigned in 2012) and the son of a senior security officer Valery Mikheyev. In 2014 from Sakhalin through the accounts of shell companies they were transferred money. After that mediators began searching for people, who could supersede the Head of the regional FSB.

However, these activities became known to officers of the central Department of the FSB (details not announced). As a result, in September 2014 in respect to Sakhalin businessmen and their associates from the regional Federal Security Service a criminal case was initiated. Nikolai Kran, the Chief of security office of one of his companies Yuri Nekrash, and businessmen Vladimir Orlov and Sergei Gostev were detained and then arrested by the Basmanny District Court of Moscow.

Businessmen made a deal with the investigation and told about bribes, which were given to the Administration of Sakhalin. In particular, they testified at the Sakhalin Region Governor Alexander Khoroshavin. July 25, 2016 the ICR announced the completion of the investigation of the case. With Khoroshavin another persons are involved: the Deputy Chairman of the Sakhalin Region Government Sergey Karepkin, the Advisor of Sakhalin region Governor Andrey Ikramov, the Minister of Agriculture in the Sakhalin Region Nikolai Borisov.

According to investigators, from 2009 to 2015 officials received bribes from eight businessmen, who carried out government contracts. The total amount of bribes exceeded 522 million rubles. Nikolai Kran died in December last year and his prosecution was terminated. All others are under house arrest. Exceptions are Colonel Zarechneva and the driver of Vladimir Sulimenko Vladimir Gostev, who led meetings in Moscow on the orders of his chief. These defendants spent more than a year and a half in the pre-trial detention center.

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