Ulyukaev's property priced at half a billion rubles arrested
15 houses of the former Minister of Economic Development are seized.
The court arrested 15 houses and funds in the amount of not less than 564 million rubles belonging to Alexey Ulyukaev. Kommersant quoted Deputy Chairman of the ICR Igor Krasnov, whose Department previously acted with the petition for seizure of property of the ex-Minister.
It is reported that at the moment investigators continue to search owned by Ulyukaev property for its subsequent arrest.
Previously, the CrimeRussia wrote about Ulyukaev’s 12 land plots with total area of approximately 160 hectares, residential house, apartments and villas. By the way, 5 more sites are using by the wife of ex-Minister. They are located in Crimea, in the same place she owns 2 houses; also, she has 2 apartments in Moscow.
Mainly, land plots and houses of Ulyukaev are located in the suburbs, and one large mansion in the Smolensk region. His house arrest Ulyukaev is serving in an apartment located in a luxury complex Zolotye Kluchi on Minskaya Street.
Recall, the federal Minister was arrested on November 14, 2016 while receiving a bribe of $ 2 million. According to investigators, the money was a reward for a positive assessment issued by the Ministry of Economic Development, which allowed Rosneft to buy the state package of Bashneft’s shares. Ulyukaev is charged under part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking by a person holding public office and Extortion on an especially large scale). The next day, the Minister was relieved of his post due to the loss of confidence of the President.
It became known that the period of the Ulyukaev’s case investigation is extended to May 15, 2016. Yesterday, the court extended the house arrest of the former official for three months.
Corruption is overwhelming in the Republic of Bashkortostan. It infiltrates all branches of power. The recent arrests in the Bashkir Prosecutor’s Office clearly show that justice can be bought and sold there, while the verdict of Themis depends only on the purse size. All powerful officials and businessmen in the republic know how much it costs to institute or dismiss a case. After the replacement of the regional head, the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation has found out that not only the supreme authorities of the Republican Prosecutor’s Office are involved in the corruption scheme – but judges and high-ranked police commanders as well. What officials have sullied their reputation with bribe-taking and are going to fall victims to yet another sweeping purge? What are millions of rubles paid for? What is the true scale of corruption in the region – champion among national republics by that parameter?