FSB detained colleague of Colonel Zakharchenko

FSB detained colleague of Colonel Zakharchenko
Colonel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Dmitry Zakharchenko

Investigating officers already took a legal action with the petition for arrest of officer of an anti-corruption central board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Sergey Astafurov.

Staff of the Federal Security Service detained employee of General Administration for Economic Safety and Combatting Corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (GAESCC MIA) Sergey Astafurov, who was a colleague of colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko arrested earlier.

Moreover, as RBC reports, investigating officers already managed to submit the petition for Astafurov's arrest to the Basmanny Court of the capital. According to the media, the law enforcement authority worked in Administration T of the central board which supervises investigations of crimes in the fuel and energy sphere. The Department was headed by Zakharchenko. However, Astafurov is incriminated actions conducted during work in Department M (is engaged in crimes in the sphere of mechanical engineering), specified the media’s source.

According to one of the versions, the case concerns provocation of a bribe in the case of the owner of Chelyabinsk Tube Rolling Plant (ChTPZ) Andrey Komarov. It is not excluded that in addition to Astafurov at least one more person is detained, but his name is unknown.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs refuses to comment on detention of the field investigator so far.

To recall, in March, 2014 the owner of ChTPZ Andrey Komarov and his lawyer Alexander Shibanov was detained in flagrante delicto.

Entrepreneurs tried to bribe the employee of Federal State Unitary Enterprise Promresurs, who learned about violations when obtaining from the budget of nearly 1,8 billion rubles of one of the companies under control to ChTPZ, reported ICR. According to the investigators, the structure of pipe-rolling holding unreasonably received this amount in 2011. To hide it, Komarov and his lawyer allegedly tried to bribe the official, having offered $300 thousand. The defendants did not admit his guilt. The case was dismissed in February, 2016 in communication “with lack of evidence”. 



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