Yakutia MIA ex-Minister released from prison after 4.5 years of international detection
Such unprecedented credence was given to Yakov Stakhov in connection with the fact that he voluntarily surrendered to the investigating authorities and confessed.
The former Yakutia Minister of Internal Affairs Yakov Stakhov, who is accused of abuse of official powers, was released from custody. The investigation elected the recognizance not to leave as the measure of restraint, despite the fact that Stakhov was in the international wanted list for 4.5 years. The former MIA Minister was given an unprecedented credence in connection with the fact that he voluntarily surrendered to the investigating authorities and confessed.
The MD ICR in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) has completed a criminal investigation against Stakhov under part 2 of Art. 285 of the Criminal Code (Abuse of Official Power). In the near future the suspect will be acquainted with the case materials.
As previously the CrimeRussia reported, the ex-Minister charging with misappropriation of departmental Mercedes Benz car came to the investigators on October 12 this year. He was detained and placed in a pre-trial detention center.
According to investigators, a foreign car, which Stakhov was to put on the Interior Ministry balance, he transfer into ownership of his cousin in 2007. In February 2012 the Minister was summoned to the investigator for arraignment. He did not show up and fled from the investigation bodies, violating his recognizance not to leave. In March of the same year Stakhov was put on the international wanted list.
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