The criminal case against the former head of the Mari El Republic Leonid Markelov filed in connection with the receipt of a bribe by more than 235 million rubles, said the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation. The Agency says the case involves other persons, but because it is brought under several articles of the Criminal code St. 290 criminal code (bribery), article 291 of the criminal code (bribery) and article 291.1 of the RF criminal code (mediation in bribery).
According to the investigation, Markelov, occupying the post of the head of the Mari El Republic, received more than 235 million rubles “for the protection and assistance of property the payment of state support to development of agricultural complex”. In the UK believe that the money was paid to the founder of the factory JSC “Akashevskaya” Nikolai Kavasam by proxy at the meeting of Kozhanov.
“Involved in the case were detained during a joint investigative and operational activities carried out by the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in cooperation with FSB of Russia”, — stated in the SC.
Soon all detainees plan to file charges, and SK will go to court with the petition for election of a measure of restraint.
Investigators, meanwhile, continue to carry out the searches at the place of work and residence of defendants in criminal proceedings and their relatives.
Sources of “Interfax” has informed Agency that the case Markelov was the development of the criminal case brought earlier against the former Minister of agriculture of the Republic of Iraida Dolgusheva.
“New corruption case is one of the great episodes of the criminal case about fraud in especially large size in the agricultural holding “Akasawa”, which involved senior officials in Mari El Republic, including the former Minister of agriculture Dolgusheva,” said one of the interlocutors of the Agency.
April 7, 2017, the day after the resignation Markelov as head of the Mari El Republic, the Prosecutor’s office of the Republic reported that took control of the investigation of Iraida Dolgusheva accused of forgery.
The Prosecutor’s office stressed that in 2015 Dolgusheva holding then a post of the first Deputy head of Republican Ministry of agriculture, three provided agroholdinga “Akashevo” forged official documents on the allocation to enterprise funds of state support in the framework of the Republican program “Development of agriculture in the Republic of Mari El”.
“According to these false documents, testifying to the prosperous economic position and financial condition, the company received Bank loans for business development”, — stated in the message of Prosecutor’s office.
10 April in the premises of the Ministry of agriculture and foodstuffs of the Mari El Republic were searched in the case of former first Deputy Minister of Iraida Dolgusheva.