Ex-plenipotentiary of Stavropol governor imprisoned for abuse of official powers
Former plenipotentiary representative helped local businessman get his daughter into a university.
The Leninsky City Court of Stavropol has arrested former Plenipotentiary Representative of the Stavropol region governor Andrey Utkin, charged with abuse of official powers, until February 3. This is reported by RIA Novosti citing a representative of the Stavropol Region Court.
He noted that the hearing, during which the preventive measure for Utkin was elected, lasted from early morning to seven o'clock in the evening.
According to the investigation, the former plenipotentiary representative helped local businessman get his daughter into a university with full-funding without competitive examination. It should be added that Andrey Utkin had been a plenipotentiary representative in the region’s eastern territories until 2016.
The General Director of Research and Production Complex (NPK) Dedal was detained when transferring the first part of the bribe in the amount of 2.5 million rubles ($37.9 thousand) in one of Simferopol restaurants.
The sons of the former head of the village of Balakhani, Untsukulsky district of Dagestan, Magomedrasul Yakubov, had troubles with the law. They were suspected of illegal arms trafficking and ties with militants.
The main suspect is Hand-To-Hand Fighting World Champion Shakhban Machiev wounded by the return fire of a National Guard officer, is in hospital; two others, the brothers Magomed and Khaskil Yakubov, are currently wanted by the police.
The document prepared on the instructions of Head of Government, Dmitry Medvedev, does not hide the intention of the Russian authorities to support Oleg Deripaska’s structures that fell under US sanctions.