St. Petersburg: Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Makhachkala director general detained when trying to flee abroad
FSB operatives have detained Director General of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Makhachkala Vladimir Anastasov in St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport.
This is reported by Chernovik referring to security agencies of Dagestan.
According to the publication, Anastasov was detained by siloviki when trying to flee abroad. TASS source in law enforcement bodies that confirmed Anastasov’s detention noted that the top manager was going to leave for Dagestan and was receiving treatment in St. Petersburg.
It is reported that Anastasov was detained for 48 hours. At the moment, he has already been taken to Makhachkala and placed in a temporary detention center.
Anastasov is suspected of committing a number of crimes under part 4 of Art. 159 (Bribe-Taking on an Especially Large Scale Committed by an Organized Group).
To recall, in early November 2018, the building of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Makhachkala was searched. Operative measure took place in the office of Head of the enterprise Vladimir Anastasov. According to TASS, the investigative actions were connected with illegal charging of debts to subscribers, as a result of which damage from actions of unidentified persons amounted to 11 million rubles ($164,609).
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