Ex-Governor of the Chelyabinsk region became a defendant in the case about a bribe in 26 million rubles.

Mikhail Yurevich

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MOSCOW, March 20. /TASS/. The investigative Committee of Russia made the decision to prosecute the former head of the Chelyabinsk region Mikhail Yurevich as a defendant in a criminal case about receiving a bribe in the amount of 26 million rubles. This was announced by the representative of SK of the Russian Federation Svetlana Petrenko. According to her, also the former head of the region charged with incitement to slander.

“According to the investigation, jurewicz regularly received bribes from the Minister of health of Chelyabinsk region Vitaly Teslenko, their total amount was 26 million roubles, – said the representative of the UK . – Also, Yurevich, according to investigators, had committed incitement Oleg Grachev, appointed first Deputy Governor of Chelyabinsk region, to the spread of slander about the activities of the Chairman of the Chelyabinsk regional court, which was shown in December 2012 on the First channel, and in November 2013 denied on the same channel on the basis of an enforceable decision of the Ostankino district court of Moscow”.

“Investigators of the fourth investigation Department (with a dislocation in Yekaterinburg) of GSU SK of Russia the decision about attraction as accused Mikhail Yurevich under part 6 St. 290 criminal code (“Receiving bribe”), part 4 of article 33, part 2, article 128.1 of the criminal code (“Incitement to slander”), – said Petrenko. – On interrogations to the investigator on 17 and 20 March, Mikhail Yurevich was not in writing saying that he was in the State of Israel. In this regard, at the place of its registration-directed third summons, in the case of ignoring which of absence on interrogation jurewicz will be declared wanted”.

Details and background of the case

46-year-old Mikhail Yurevich was the Governor of the Chelyabinsk region in 2010, 15 January 2014, the President had accepted his early retirement. He became a Deputy of the state Duma, the state Duma of new convocation has not got (CEC expelled him from the list of the Russian party of pensioners for justice due to the irregularities in the submission of documents).

The corruption scandal in the field of health of the Chelyabinsk region erupted in late October 2012. In respect of Vitaly Teslenko was prosecuted for fraud. According to investigators, he along with a group of persons received bribes of 28 million rubles at the conclusion of the state contract for the purchase of medical equipment. In the fall of 2014 Teslenko was convicted of taking bribes totaling more than 70 million rubles for the assistance in conclusion of contracts on delivery of medical equipment to hospitals in the Chelyabinsk region.

Teslenko pleaded guilty and assisted in the investigation, he was sentenced to 7 years and fined 300 million rubles. Later the appellate court reduced the fine to 100 million rubles.

Meanwhile, 17 Mar representing the interests of the former Governor’s lawyer Igor Trunov told TASS that “jurewicz is on treatment in Israel. As soon as his health, he will fly and will provide extensive testimony in this case, hiding it is not going to.”

Trunov also said that the investigator promised on 20 March to provide documents in a criminal case.

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