Labeled 400 thousand
About the arrest of the Governor of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh, the Investigative Committee (SKR) said on Friday evening. As told in law enforcement bodies, White was caught red-handed by employees SKR and FSB afternoon in Moscow, when bribery in the business centre Lotte Plaza at Novinsky Boulevard, building 8. According to a source in law enforcement bodies, it was the second part of a bribe, the total size of which amounted to 400 thousand Euro. The first part of the Whites received a few days ago, he added. Investigators laid the money on the table, photographed them, and showed the Governor that he had remained in the hands of a special chemical composition, which was applied on bills.
Then White gave the first explanation of the case, said the source , without specifying that it was handwritten policies on multiple sheets of paper that are visible on the photos published TFR. After that, White was handcuffed and in the car, the FSB has taken to the building of the Investigative Committee in the Technical lane where the Governor was questioned. A source familiar with the investigation, said that White is the only detainee in the case.
Friday night investigators brought White to court, but the request for the arrest came after 22 hours, so, according to CCP, it will be seen the next day, told the press Secretary of the Basmanny court Juno Tsarev. According to a source in law enforcement bodies, investigators had hoped that the meeting on the arrest of White will be held on Friday evening, but not had time to drop off the suspect.
The last work event before the arrest, White was the trip to the Komi Republic on 23 June, after which the Governor wrote on his page in Facebook that plans in Moscow to meet with investors. The phone of the assistant to the Governor on Friday evening was not answered. The Governor’s mother Zinaida White told Life that her son became a victim of provocation, but was unable to explain which side.
White is a defendant in a criminal case under article “receiving a bribe in especially large size” (part 6, item 290 of the criminal code), reported the representative of the RCDS Vladimir Markin. This article provides punishment from 8 till 15 years of imprisonment. According to investigators, White personally and through intermediaries has received 400 thousand euros. Instead, he had to help the briber and controlled them JSC “Novovyatskiy ski works” and LLC “Forest management company”. The searches in this case also took place in administration of the Kirov region.
According to Markin, White promised the companies a patronage when implementing their investment projects. Details of the representative of the RCDS did not disclose. Both companies, according to local media reports, implementing projects, which in 2015 was included in the list of priority investment projects of the Kirov region, approved by regional government. “Forest management company” implemented a project called “Development of low housing construction and modernization of wood processing industries on the basis of units Kirovles” and “Novovyatskiy ski works” — “modernization of the acting production.”
Both of these companies affiliated with the Kirov businessman albert Lariscy that summer 2015 is in jail on suspicion in fraud in especially large size.
“Forest management company” (BOW) is engaged in processing of wood. The company belongs to, according to SPARK, the Cypriot company Remigal Konsaltans Limited, the General Director of this company Dmitry Ryzhkov. The company’s revenue in 2014 (more recent data are not available) amounted to 271 million rubles, net loss — 42 million rubles.
The second company reported TFR, — “Novovyatskiy ski works” (NLC). It produces materials for the construction of wooden buildings and skiing. Directs “Novovyatskiy plant” Ruslan Tsukanov, and the company belongs to the German firm of Sudheimer Car Technik-Vertriebs GmbH is a manufacturer of spare parts for vehicles, lubricants and other products for the care of the transport. The owner of the company called the emigrant from the USSR Yuri Sudheimer. According to SPARK, the proceeds of NLK in 2015 amounted to 822 million rubles, net loss — RUB 1.29 billion. the last time the company was profitable in 2011.
What does “Kirovles”
In 2010, a 25% share of the “Forest management company” belonged to the KOGUP “Kirovles”, which appeared in the criminal case against the founder of the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny (in 2009 he was an Advisor to the White). Navalny could not be reached, his press Secretary, Kira Yarmish said that Navalny did not communicate with the White from 2010 and does not know what is happening there and what it can be connected”. Herself BOW in 2010 he received the property of all 36 of the forestry part of the state “Kirovles”, during its bankruptcy, said a source in the legislative Assembly of the region.
According to SPARK, from July 2010 to January 2014, the owner of 75% of ONION was OOO UK “Lestekh”. This firm, in turn, 100% owned by “Novovyatskiy ski factory”. 80% “Lesteh” belongs to the Swiss company SCT Lubricants AG, which owns the plant for production of motor oils in the Lithuanian Klaipeda. SCT Lubricants listed on the site Sudheimer Car Technik-Vertriebs of Sudheimer as one of the companies of the group.
Phone BOW and the NLC on Friday night did not answer.
According to the interlocutor in the legislative Assembly of the Kirov region, the real owner of 75% of the BOW was the structure of entrepreneurs Eugene Morgulis and albert Urickogo. Larici in 2011-2012 also served on the Board of Directors “Novovyatskiy ski factory”, follows from the data of SPARK. Since April 2010, and so far it works and Sudheimer.
“Kommersant” called Urickogo friend of Governor White. The source in the government of the Kirov region said White was familiar with Larichkin, as familiar with all the major owners.
In June 2015 Lariscy was arrested. The investigators of the FSB suspected the businessman in fraud with fictitious akreditovanje NLC and the theft of credits of the savings Bank, wrote “Kommersant”. In 2010, the NLC signed a contract to supply equipment for a new production of wood-particle boards, controlled by Lariccia Swiss Chemicals firm Champion AG (it is also linked with Sudheimer). Credit line for the modernization of production has opened a savings Bank under the pledge of property owned by the Kirov region, in particular, the building of the Kirov regional Philharmonic society.
In January 2016 the audit chamber of the Kirov region revealed violations at maturity under the security of state property loan for NLC, wrote “Kommersant”. According to the same publication, Urickogo accused of financial fraud in the organization at NLC of new production, which, according to the FSB, at the expense of the businessman in the Swiss Bank settled more than $10 million
Larici really realized investment projects on the territory of the Kirov region, said Vice-speaker of the legislative Assembly of the Kirov region Michael Kurashin. “It is clear that the contacts with the Governor was. But as far as I know, the last time this relationship was clearly not friendly,” said Karasin, adding that this was due to a failed investment project.
According to a source in the legislative Assembly, the company of Urickogo received from local government incentives for deforestation and loans secured by property. In respect of works already carried out investigations in 2010 and 2011 years, adds Kurashin. According to him, the investigation did not reveal the role of the Governor.
Lawyer Urickogo Manuchar bjalava on Friday refused from any comments related to the detention of the Kirov Governor.
Six years of the Governor
Nikita Belykh was appointed Governor of the Kirov region in 2009, President Dmitry Medvedev. Prior to that, he spent three years heading the opposition party “Union of right forces”. The ATP after his departure was transformed into a Pro-Kremlin project the Right cause, led by Leonid Gozman. In 2009-2010, in addition to the Bulk, first adviser to the White, then Vice-Governor worked with Maria Gaidar. In 2015-2016, Gaidar worked in the government of Mikhail Saakashvili in the Odessa region in Ukraine, for which White was subjected to its sharp criticism.
In 2014, White was re-elected for Governor. On election, he went as the independent candidate, voted almost 70% of voters. Powers White as Governor ends in 2019.
As Governor White was already involved in several criminal cases. He was a witness in the case of theft of money from the party “Union of right forces (SPS). Then the investigation claimed that the advertising Agency Navalny “Allekt” was kidnapped in the ATP 100 million rubles during the election campaign of 2007, when White headed the party. “Allekt” has allegedly failed to comply work, which paid to the ATP.
White was a witness in the case of “Kirovles” in 2013 and testified in favor of Alexei Navalny, who was accused of timber theft by embezzlement 16.5 million RUB White then confirmed the testimony of other witnesses that the activities of “Kirovles” was inefficient and unprofitable, and also said that the actions of Navalny did not cause damage to the regional budget. In the result, Navalny was sentenced to five years imprisonment.
In 2013, White was questioned about privatization Urzhum distillery plant. The case was filed in July 2012. According to investigators, the state property Department of Kirov region ordered to sell shares of the plant at a lower price.
“In the arrest of White, there is no politics,” — said the rector of the International Institute of political expertise Yevgeny Minchenko. According to him, from a political point of view, on the contrary, it would be logical to him “do not touch”, given that he is the only Governor-a liberal. “Recently, in the rhetoric he [White] was absolutely indistinguishable from Irina Spring and was quite comfortable by the Governor, that there was no political reason for him to be removed.”
With the participation of Svetlana Reiter