The source of the Agency “RIA Novosti” familiar with the situation, reported that last Friday, White received from Yuri Sudheimer package, which contained €150 thousand and a bottle of wine. While detained, the Governor confirmed that he took the package in his hands.
The Agency asserts that on Friday, White received a third part of a bribe. “The first €200 thousand, they were obtained from Urickogo (former member of the Board of Directors Novovyatskiy ski plant) in may 2014. The second was in the amount of 50 thousand.
Earlier the source in law enforcement bodies reported that at the business center Lotte Plaza in Moscow White received €100 thousand as a second tranche of a bribe.
According to investigators, White personally and through intermediaries received €400 thousand in Return he was 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 has 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.
On the eve of the Basmanny court of Moscow arrested the Governor of the Kirov region until 24 August. The official was sent in “Lefortovo”.
Former Chairman of the Federal political Council of Union of right forces Nikita Belykh was first approved by the Governor of the Kirov region at the suggestion of President Dmitry Medvedev in December 2008.
In 2014, White was re-elected head of the region with the support of “United Russia”, even though it was on the ballot as the independent candidate.