Investigators verify origin of property belonging to all Ulyukaev’s relatives
Total cost of property of the former Minister’s relatives can range from 500 to 900 million rubles.
Investigators are figuring out which property of the former Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev could have been bought with unearned income. To do this, they check the property belonging to ex-official’s relatives. If the origin of the apartments, houses, and plots of Ulyukaev’s family arouses suspicion, the prosecution can refer to the court for seizure of the assets and transferring them to the state revenue.
Based on Alexey Ulyukaev’s official declaration as of 2015, he owned 12 land plots with total area of 160 hectares, a residential house (530.9 sq. m), an apartment (224.6 sq. m), and a country house (196.5 sq. m in use). His wife had 5 plots and 2 houses (161.6 and 250 sq. m) in the Crimea. She also owned 2 apartments (45.4 and 60.6 sq. m). One of the apartments in a luxury residential complex Zolotye Klyuchi-2, where Alexey Ulyukaev is currently residing under house arrest, is registered in the name of his son, daughter, and wife. It is estimated at 100 million rubles. At the same time, the ex-Minister’s income amounts to 60 million rubles, and that of his wife is 15 million. The Minister and his wife’s car park contains Land Rover Range Rover, Lexus RX, Lada 212140 (Niva), and a trailer. The latter three vehicles also belong to his wife.
As Life reports citing its sources, 33-year-old son of the former official lives in a five-room apartment (220 sq. m) in Deputatsky Dom Residential Complex on 1 Ulof Palme Street. The building belongs to the Russian President Administration. Only a small part of the apartments in this complex has been exhibited for sale. The cost of Ulyukaev Jr.’s housing is also estimated at about 100 million rubles. Interestingly, it is this address which is indicated in the documents for a Cyprus offshore company of his father, Valentin Ulyukaev. Valentin Ulyukaev himself owns land (1400 sq. m) in a cottage settlement Yasenki in the Podolsk district, the Moscow region. It cost is about 20 million rubles.
In 2004, the former Minister had two plots with cottage houses in the Velednikovo village, Istra district of the Moscow region. In 2005, Ulyukaev waived his rights to the property, which is now estimated at 200 million rubles. According to Life, Ulyukaev’s relatives now reside at this place; he, for one, has not come around for a while.
Ownership rights to two more empty lots in the Kratovo cottage settlement, the Ramenskoye district, have been transferred to Ulyukaev’s relative, Taras Usik, who is an alleged son of Ulyukaev’s first wife. These plots are estimated at 25 million rubles. Tamara Usik herself owns an apartment (37 sq. m) in the Ramenky district (about 10 million rubles).
The total cost of real estate belonging to Ulyukaev’s relatives ranges from 500 to 900 million rubles.
Let us recall that the Basmanny Court of Moscow had placed the Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukaev under house arrest until 15 January. He had refused to plead guilty of receiving a 2-million-dollar bribe. As reported by the ICR, he had been given the money for positive conclusion on the privatization of Bashneft.
Recently, the FSB officers visited the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Primorsky District of St. Petersburg. The operatives of the Department M came to the police officers accompanied by the investigator and the search warrant. They were looking for evidence on the fact of falsification of a criminal case. However, a similar situation for the Primorsky Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is more likely to be a regular show: the staff of the administration and its superiors have appeared in high-profile criminal cases as defendants far too often.