Ulyukaev hiding in car during detention
The Minister of Economic Development refused to leave the car at the request of the FSB while detaining.
Some details of the Economic Development Minister Alexey Ulyukaev on the evening of 14 November were disclosed.
A law enforcement source of Rosbalt reconstructed the events of a special operation on the arrest of the ex-official. According to him, Ulyukaev came out of Rosneft office. The Minister and his attendant kept keesters in hands. Men put two suitcases with $ 2 million in the trunk of a service car of the Minister, which then drove up to the barrier paving the way from the territory of the oil company.
However, the barrier was not opened for some reason. Soon, the car was surrounded by the FSB, which asked the Minister to leave the car. He refused to do so trying to call by SCS installed in the car. It did not work. Ulyukaev, for whom all this was a complete surprise, continued to remain in the car, the FSB waited patiently without using force. It happened a long time, but then the Minister went out of the car.
Recall, the ex-Minister's lawyer Timofey Gridnev stated that security officers illegally restrained Ulyukaev for 6 hours (until 23:30) without sending him to the law enforcement bodies. The official was not allowed to use a mobile phone and get somewhere out. The lawyer added that at the moment a criminal case has not yet been initiated, the Minister was neither a suspect nor an accused, i.e. he had no procedural status.
Later, Alexey Ulyukaev was accused of Bribe-Taking on an especially large scale (part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code). According to investigators, Ulyukaev received $ 2 million for a positive assessment of the transaction for the Rosneft's purchase of Bashneft. The official representative of the Investigative Committee, Svetlana Petrenko, stated that Ulyukaev was caught red-handed. The suspect denies his guilt. At the moment, the ex-official is under house arrest.
In 2018, the official became a founder of a fund that deals with shooting and entrapment of wild animals in a hunting sector he supervises. With that, the official did not report about it to his senior executives.