Federal Agency for Fishery ex-Deputy Head, who served for extortion, masters raiding
Alexander Tugushev was previously convicted of extortion and swindling.
In Moscow, former Deputy Chairman of the Russian State Committee for Fisheries Alexander Tugushev is detained. The detention took place after the official request of the Murmansk Tralovy Flot company's representatives to law enforcement bodies. They reported that Tugushev asserted his right to 33% share of large holding Karat on the basis of allegedly forged documents.
Komsomolskaya Pravda reported that Tugushev tried to enlist the support of senior management of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, but it, the edition reported, quickly found out who is who. Moreover, the MIA is well aware about the criminal past of Tugushev and his criminal environment. Then, he turned to the criminal authority, whose name was not called.
Note that earlier Alexander Tugushev held a high position in the State Committee for Fisheries of the Russian Federation. As the Head of the State Fisheries Committee's Liquidation Commission, Tugushev with accomplices extorted a bribe of 3 million 700 thousand dollars from the management of the fishing company based in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. In 2007, Tugushev was found guilty of swindling on an especially large-scale and extortion. He was sentenced to 6 years of imprisonment in a general regime penal colony, his accomplices jailed for 5.5 years in the general regime penal colony. In addition, they were fined in the amount on 3.3 million rubles in total. The court granted a civil lawsuit of victims for a compensation equal to the amount of bribes received.
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