General of the Federal security service Gennady Lopyrev detained on suspicion of serious violations of the law. As stated in a press-service FSO, in respect of the detainee investigative actions are carried out. Meanwhile, sources report that the General is suspected of embezzlement in the allocation of plots for construction of Olympic facilities 2014 in Sochi. In the apartment the officer of the unit FSO in the Caucasus allegedly discovered 1 billion. The General, according to sources, already delivered to Moscow for questioning. Later it became known that Lopyreva suspected of receiving bribes.
Lopyreva was detained in connection with violations found during inspections of units of the security service in the Caucasus, reports “Interfax”. “In the course of internal audit, the FSO of the Russian Federation, carried out in the units of the security Service in the Caucasus, showed signs of serious violations of the current legislation”, – said the press service.
The FSO clarified that the audit materials submitted to the investigative
organs. “Currently, the General Lopyrev detained, and the necessary
investigative actions”, – noted in a press-service of power Department.
Message Center for communications with the press and public FSO Lopyreva on the detention of the Russian Agency TASS, “Interfax” and RIA “news” spread around 14:00 Friday, November 25. The press release did not specify what kind of violation of the legislation of General detained. The place of detention was not specified.
General Lopyreva later filed a formal charge of receiving a bribe under part 6 of article 290 of the criminal code. The radio station Business FM said a source in law enforcement bodies. According to him, Lopyreva is charged with illegally obtaining several million rubles. The official radio station did not specify from whom and for what action the General got the money.
At the same time, another source of journalists close to the investigation, reported that, according to him, a senior FSO was not caught red-handed.
In addition, the lawyer Ruslan Zakaluzny already stated that the investigation asks the court to elect for Lopyreva the measure of restraint in form of detention, reports TASS.
Meanwhile the official representative of the Investigative Committee, Svetlana Petrenko said, according to the investigators, Lopyrev received bribes “from a number of heads of commercial structures for the overall protection in the conclusion and execution of public contracts for the repair and construction works” (quoted by “Interfax”).
Sources: Lopyreva was detained on the eve and taken to Moscow for questioning
Two of the interlocutor of RBCfamiliar with the investigation, said that the audit was conducted in for several weeks. According to them, law enforcement officers studied, including the activity of the administration of Sochi. The mayor of the city Anatoly Pakhomov passes on business as the witness, said the interlocutors of the Agency.
Familiar with the progress of the investigation, the source of RBC reported that Lopyrev was detained on Thursday, November 24. Now he’s brought in for questioning, said the source publication.
Lopyrev was an employee of the Federal security service in the North Caucasus told RBC Deputy head of center for relations with media and public relations FSO of Russia Denis Simonov. According to”Kommersant”, in the last ten years, the General headed by the FSO in the North Caucasus. The Federal security service is engaged in public security leadership of the country.
Later source RIA “Novosti” in law enforcement bodies reportedthat General brought to the UK in Moscow. “Gennady Lopyreva delivered in the UK, he is in Moscow”, – said the Agency interlocutor.
Lopyrev can be accused of embezzlement in the distribution of lands under objects of the Olympic games
In the security Service in the Caucasus, Federal security service of the Russian Federation “news” have advised to address to Moscow for review on issue of detention Lopyreva. “We can’t comment on that. All questions to Moscow”, – said the publication of the duty Vladimir Abrosimov.
When this was published the morning of Friday the note of “Izvestia” on Lopyreva contain other information. It was later removed from the website, but a copy is preserved in the cache of Google.
It was said with reference to sources in the FSB and administration of Sochi that Lopyrev was arrested on suspicion of theft. The apartment in General was found cash in the amount of 1 billion rubles, according to the newspaper, referring to the investigation. Lopyrev was taken to Moscow, where he was questioned by investigators of the UK.
It was also reported that the administration of Sochi, are searched. According to the publication, the investigation related to the distribution of land plots for construction of Olympic facilities.
The mayor of the city Anatoly Pakhomov passes on business as the witness mentioned in the note. Several sources familiar with the matter told the newspaper that the investigation was held in the Krasnodar region for the whole week. Also, the sides “Ivesti” reported that in the case involving several senior officials from the administration and power structures of the city, assuming that others will follow the arrest.
While the Sochi city administration denied the information held in connection with the detention Lopyreva searches, reports RIA “Novosti”. “The information appeared in some media about the alleged ongoing legal and investigative action against members of the administration and bringing them as witnesses on the fact of detention of General FSO Gennady Lopyreva is untrue”, – said the press service of the city hall.
According to “Kommersant”, the media reports found in the apartment Lopyreva money and values of 1 billion rubles do not reach the kind of record set this year, former Deputy head of a Department Guebipk Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko. During a search in one of apartments of the strongman in September withdrew the equivalent of about 9 billion roubles.