Basmanny court of Moscow arrested until August 24, the Governor of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh, who is accused of receiving a bribe in especially large amount (part 6, item 290 of the criminal code). The arrest in the afternoon on Saturday, June 25, was announced by the judge Artur Karpov, having satisfied, thus, the petition of the Investigative Committee of election of a measure of restraint in form of detention.
Nikita Belykh was arrested in Moscow on Friday, 24 June. As has told a source in law enforcement bodies, employees SKR and FSB have taken him red-handed while receiving €100 thousand euros in the business centre Lotte Plaza at Novinsky Boulevard, building 8. The interviewer noted that this was the second part of a bribe.
In total White personally and through intermediaries has received 400 thousand euros, according to the investigation. Instead, he had to help the briber and controlled them JSC “Novovyatskiy ski works” (NFI) and Forest management company” (BOW). The searches in this case took place in administration of the Kirov region. According to official representative SKR Vladimir Markin, White also promised the companies a patronage when implementing their investment projects.
White himself, who in the course of the meeting, never sat on the bench and during the hearing slowly walked around the cage, he declared his innocence, but the fact of the receipt of money is not denied. According to him, he refused to cooperate with the investigation and is ready to continue to answer all the questions. In addition, said White, he’s not going to do anything in the interests of a German citizen, who, according to investigators, and gave the bribe.
“I consider myself innocent and will do anything to prove it. At the time of the investigation willing to be under house arrest or bail, although I think these measures are unnecessary. I really honestly want to prove his innocence. I recently celebrated its 41st anniversary. I’m pretty good official. I need success story [success story]: I want to prove that I have never taken, not taken and will not take bribes,” said White.
The next FSB
Despite the active engagement of the Governor with law enforcement and unwillingness to use article 51 of the Constitution, which allows not to testify against himself and close relatives, a senior investigator for particularly important cases of the Roman Mukhachev noted that Whites, as the findings of the FSB could go abroad or to take advantage of the advice of his high-ranking friends of the highest echelons of power and law enforcement agencies to exert pressure on witnesses. Mukhachev indicated that Whites do not deny receiving money, but in his testimony explained that the funds were intended for the needs of the city. The money was received from foreign investor. According to the CCJ, White took bribes in 2014-2016, which is confirmed by the results of operative-investigation actions and operational experiment, in which he was detained by the Governor.
Mukhachev told that the police also filed against unidentified persons criminal case under article “bribery by a group of people on a large scale” (part 4 of article 291 of the criminal code).
The defense asked to postpone the meeting in order to gather the minimal set characterizing the Governor of documents. As said the lawyer Vadim Prokhorov, he proceeded to protect Nikita Belykh at 9 am on Saturday, so the time to prepare for the meeting, he almost was not. In the application, the judge Karpov refused.
As follows from the materials of the case, which examined operational support of the case carried out by employees of management of own safety of FSB. According to the source in the FSB, we are talking about the operatives of the 6th service of USB. They last several years in all major corruption cases, including the case of the leaders of the Main Directorate for economic security and combating corruption of the interior Ministry of Denis Sugrobov and Kolesnikov. The case also has the testimony of a witness Moskaleva, who witnessed the events in Moscow restaurant, after which White was detained.
NLK and BOW indicated in the case materials, implement projects, which in 2015 was included in the list of priority investment projects of the Kirov region, approved by regional government. In addition, both companies associated with the Kirov businessman albert Lariscy that summer 2015 is in jail on suspicion in fraud in especially large size.
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).
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 specified on the website of the German company Sudheimer Car Technik-Vertriebs Yuri Sudheimer as one of the companies of the group. The testimony of Sudheimer is in the materials consulted. According to investigators, they also confirm the guilt of the Governor
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 is working and Yuri 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”.
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.