FSB and ICR searched cottages of former Sverdlovsk Region Transport Minister
Employees of the Sverdlovsk Department of the Federal Security Service together with the Main Investigation Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia raided cottages of the ex-Minister of Transport in the Sverdlovsk Region Aleksander Sidorenko.
Employees of the Sverdlovsk Department of the Federal Security Service together with the Main Investigation Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia raided cottages of the ex-Minister of Transport of the Sverdlovsk Region Aleksander Sidorenko.
A criminal case over illegal participation in entrepreneurial activities under Art. 289 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation was initiated against the former Head of the Ministry of Transport (up to two years in prison), Kommersant says.
The newspaper failed to get a comment from Sidorenko, because the former Minister is on vacation in Israel. Sidorenko was not reassigned in new structure of the government because the region was not quite happy with his job, noted the source familiar with a situation, but he refused to call the reasons of discontent.
His former Deputy Alexey Rukavishnikov was appointed the Acting Minister.
Mister Sidorenko several times came into the view of media because of bad quality of the regional roads. And in 2015 declarations on the income of members of the Sidorenko’s family was published. According to it, the income of his spouse in the amount of 1,4 million rubles, in the 2013 grew to 32,5 million rubles. Besides, among her assets, an office room of 940 sq.m. appeared.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).