Yakutia MIA former Head arrested after 4 years of being wanted
Accused of official Mercedes Benz car stealing General ran away under the investigation in 2012, violating his own recognizance not to leave.
In the capital of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) the former Head of the regional Interior Ministry Yakov Stakhov was arrested.
According to the Republic ICR, the accused of official Mercedes Benz car stealing General of the Interior Ministry was detained in Yakutsk on October 12 and placed in the pre-trial detention center.
Initiated against him in 2012 criminal case under abuse of official powers was revived, the ID ICR in Yakutia reported.
Yakov Stakhov served as the Yakutia Minister of Internal Affairs from 12 June 2006 to April 2011.
Once the suspect in the theft of the car belonging to the Interior Ministry ex-Minister was questioned in February 2012, he was released on his own recognizance not to leave and good behavior.
At the same time he was given a summon to appear before the ID ICR in Yakutia for arraignment under part 2, Art. 285 Criminal Code of Russia (Abuse of Official Powers).
However, Stakhov violated chosen in relation to him a measure of restraint and flew to Moscow on February 23, 2012. On February 24, he was charged in absentia with abuse of official powers, committed for mercenary motives, which provides for punishment of up to five years in prison. Then he was put on the federal and the international wanted lists.
It is worth noting that soon the escaped from under the investigation Minister contacted with the law enforcement authorities with a proposal to "hand himself over investigation under the General's credit" in return of change the measure of restraint. However, the Head of the ID ICR in Yakutia Igor Kononyuk denied this possibility to the General.
In September 2016 a man, who was very similar to the former Minister, was seen in one of the Yakutsk shops, but the Interior Ministry has officially declared that it was not him.
The ICR has reported on solving the murder of Ilya Pichko, who had been due to testify in the high-profile case of smuggling at the hearing on December 18. The search for the head of Yugo-Vostochnaya Torgovaya Kompaniya began after he failed to appear at the hearing scheduled for December 11.