The head of the Kemerovo region Aman Tuleyev has made personnel changes in connection with the criminal case about extortion, by defendants which were local officials, including two deputies of the Governor and the head of the regional Investigative Committee.
The acting Deputy Governor for the coordination of law enforcement and military authorities appointed major-General Aram Harutyunyan, who has headed the Department for military-mobilization training of the regional administration, reported on the website of the authorities of Kuzbass.
Another order Tuleyev has appointed the acting head of the Department of administrative organs of the regional administration Alexei Voitikova, previously held the position of chief of this Department.
18 Nov a court in Novosibirsk was sent home for two months Vice-Governor of the Kemerovo region Alexander Danilchenko and Aleksei Ivanov and the head of the Department of administrative organs of this region Elena Troitskaya, suspected of extortion of shares in a billion rubles from one of the owners of the mine Razrez Inskoy”.
Tuleyev after the detention of two of his deputies on 14 November, said that his subordinates “properly set up”, and left them on the posts. Long-term head of Kuzbas have regarded it as attempt of pressure upon him in connection with the refusal to give permission to develop new areas of coal mining.
In this case also pass the head of the Kemerovo SU SK Sergey Kalinkin, who was taken into custody, his subordinates – the Deputy head of the second Department on investigation of especially important issues Sergey Kryukov and senior investigator of the Department Artem Shevelev, the founder of OOO “PTK “Coal” Alexander Schukin and his agent Gennady Vernigor, as well as some unidentified persons.
According to investigators, the suspects on preliminary arrangement extorted from previously arrested for abuse of authority of the entrepreneur Anton Tsygankov he owns 51% of shares of JSC Razrez Inskoy”, the market value of which is not less than billion rubles. The case was brought under paragraph “b” of part 3 of article 163 (“Extortion”) the criminal code of the Russian Federation.