Nikita Belykh was questioned for the first time after arrest

The Governor of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh, who is accused of receiving a bribe for the first time after his arrest was questioned in the detention center “Lefortovo”, said two of the interlocutor in law enforcement bodies. According to one source, White Thursday, July 21, was visited by senior investigator for particularly important cases of justice major Roman Mukhachev, who heads the group of the TFR in this case.

The lawyer Olga Mikhailova White refused to comment on this information. Jade spirit is not answered the call . In the TFR are unable to respond quickly to the request . After the publication of the text of White’s lawyer Vadim Prokhorov , said that the Governor was never questioned.

Previously White had complained to him that after the arrest never came investigator. He also noted that he is ready to cooperate with the investigation and is not going to hide anything.

Investigators have no obligation to report regularly to the prisoner, explains a lawyer Haci Aliyev. According to him, at the beginning of the investigation, the employee of the TFR bound to come to the defendant, to charge him and conduct procedural actions, such as to introduce regulations or to take a sample of handwriting. After that the investigator does not come to the defendant, as the majority of investigative actions is carried out without participation of the arrested, said Aliyev.

White was charged under the article “receiving a bribe in especially large size” (part 6, item 290 of the criminal code). According to investigators, White personally and through intermediaries received a total of €400 thousand in Return he had to help the briber and controlled them JSC “Novovyatskiy ski works” (NFI) and Forest management company” (BOW).

In Basmanny court during election of a measure of restraint the Governor has declared his innocence, stressing that never took bribes, but the receipt of money is not denied. As told then the investigator Roman Mukhachev, White during interrogation claimed that the money was intended for needs of a city of Kirov. The representative of the Vyatka diocese said that in may 2016, shortly before his arrest, White was blessed to the construction of the chapel of the Blessed Matrona.

The money the Governor gave the owner of the NLC Yuri Sudheimer and albert Lariccia (last in 2011-2012, he served on the Board of Directors of the Novovyatskiy ski plant), according to investigators.

Lariccia is now in the SIZO “Lefortovo”. In June 2015 he was detained by investigators of the FSB, which suspected him of fraud with bogus akreditovanje NLC and the theft of credits of the savings Bank. In February 2016, the accused changed counsel and entered into an agreement with the consequence stated in the case materials. Sudheimer is a witness in the case.

July 20, White announced that it would stop the hunger strike, which he led from the moment of detention.

On the same day the editorial staff received dated 7 July a letter from the Governor. It says that White will defend his innocence. “I’m an honest man and, paradoxically, the man who seven and a half years worked in the interests of the region entrusted to me by the President and the residents of the Kirov region. I guess I, like everyone, has flaws, but no violations of the criminal law in my actions was not and could not be,” said White in the email.

White remains the Governor of the Kirov region. Thursday, July 21, members of the legislative Assembly of the region did not support the proposal to censure White, reports “Interfax”.