Police question Federal Antimonopoly Service leaders within singer Balevsky's case
Security forces searched the offices.
In the center of Moscow, officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Federal Security Service (FSB) conducted searches in the building of the Federal Antimonopoly Service with the seizure of documents and interrogations of the heads within the criminal case of singer Aray Balevsky. According to the investigation, the artist offered entrepreneurs to resolve issues with the FAS for $1.8 million. Kommersant reports this, citing its sources.
The guards let the investigators and operatives. Investigative activities lasted from mid-day to evening on December 11. Investigators interrogated, according to Kommersant's data, deputy heads of FAS Sergey Puzyrevsky and Vitaly Korolev, head of the electricity regulation department Dmitry Vasilyev, and several others employees.
The FAS confirmed the facts of searches and interrogations but did not explain their reason. According to Kommersant, in the summer of 2018, singer Balevsky, who was accused of particularly large-scale fraud, boasted about ties to the FAS and offered the Dagestani energy company Kaspenergosbyt to solve the problem with the antimonopoly service for $1.8 million. The Arbitrazh court ordered the company to pay off about 220 million rubles ($3.3m) to the power industry, but the FAS has not yet transferred the money.