Mass arrests in Yugra government
Four officials were placed in a pretrial detention center on suspicion of plunder of more than 20 million rubles ($338 thousand).
Three employees of the department of subsurface use and natural resources of KhMAO-Yugra and also director of the budgetary institution Natural park Samarovsky Chugas Evgeny Kalashnikov are arrested on Tuesday, August 22. URA.RU reports about it with reference to sources.
According to the portal, four detainees are suspected of embezzlement of budget funds for the sum of more than 20 million rubles ($338 thousand). All detainees are placed in a pretrial detention center for the period of investigation.
There is no official confirmation of this information yet – representatives of the Investigation Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia refrained from comments.
As the CrimeRussia wrote earlier, in July, 2017 security officers carried out detention of subordinates of the vice governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District Yugra Pavel Sidorov supervising district department of economic development of the region. Detainees were convicted of taking bribes from businessmen for licensing for the right to be engaged in collecting and realization of scrap of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Marina Semynina, who had been renting out non-residential premises with an area of 2.5 thousand sq. m to the trading network, is a co-defendant in the suit of the Prosecutor General's Office on the seizure of Colonel Zakharchenko's family assets in favor of the state.
In a week the police of the Penza region have lost two first executives. The Head of the regional Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) announced his forthcoming resignation. In this regard, the region began talking about the global cleansing of the bigwigs of security agencies. Now everyone is waiting to learn who is next in the queue for quitting, and what new corruption rows pertaining to security chiefs are to come to light in the short run in a relatively serene region.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had seen plenty of scandals throughout its history. In the end of 2017, it ceased financing of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on suspicion of misuse of funds by its management. However, the IOC couldn’t even think that international drug trafficker Gafur Rakhimov, member of the criminal ‘Brothers’ Circle’ put on the OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List, is going to take charge of it soon. Furthermore, Rakhimov has contributed greatly to the selection of Sochi the place of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Kochkin is detained in the headquarters building and brought to the police department, where policemen drew up a protocol under Violating the Established Procedure for Arranging or Conducting a Meeting, Rally, Demonstration, Procession or Picket (part 8 of Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). According to the activist, in the near future he will go on trial.