To the arrest of the Governor of Sakhalin have led attempt to get rid of the FSB General

About it writes “Kommersant” with reference to sources close to the investigation.

The sources said that the persons involved in this process have finished reading with 40 volumes of criminal case. First they were accused of intermediation in bribery (article 291.1 of the criminal code), although the final wording of the charges already mentioned fraud in especially large size (part 4 of article 159 of the criminal code), the newspaper notes.

According to the newspaper, several of the Sakhalin businessmen, headed by entrepreneur Nicholas Crane decided with the help of bribes to achieve the transfer of the General Struchkova in another region. Subordinates chillies at this time was investigating the cause of the problems in the construction of the fourth power generating unit of Yuzhno-Sakhalinskaya TETS-1 — understand the problem instructed during the visit to the far East by President Vladimir Putin.

When businessmen learned about the charges of the FSB, they decided to pay “who should be” in Moscow that General was transferred to a new job. The publication mentions two tranches: a $1.3 million and $700 thousand, However, to displace General failed, although in Moscow this case involved the so-called “intermediaries”. The second amount intended for bribes, just disappeared from the car during the negotiations, the newspaper said.

About trying to shift the General Struchkova it became known to employees of the Central apparatus of the FSB. For Sakhalin businessmen and the FSB, whom they tried to attract as mediators, was placed under surveillance. Senior investigator for particularly important cases under the Chairman of SKR the General-the major Sergey Chernyshev in September 2014 opened a criminal case. Nicholas Crane and his alleged accomplices — the chief of security service Yuri Negras, as well as businessmen Vladimir Gostev and Sergey Orlov was detained and then arrested by the Basmanny district court.

The arrested businessmen told about the bribes to the leadership of the region, the General remained in place and was under investigation by Sakhalin Governor Alexander Khoroshavin, who testified to the arrested businessmen.

July 25, TFR reported on the completion of the investigation of this case. Along with Khoroshavin it the defendants are the Deputy Chairman of the government of the Sakhalin region Sergei Karakin, Advisor to the Governor of the Sakhalin region Andrey Ikramov and the Minister of agriculture of the Sakhalin oblast Nikolay Borisov.

To the total amount of bribes more than 522 million rubles. According to investigators, from 2009 to 2015 officials received bribes from eight entrepreneurs who have executed contracts due to the budget. The TFR notes that some employers testified against the officials, when they learned about the criminal investigation against them.