The Investigative Committee charged Nikita Belykh, the former governor of the Kirov region, with abuse of office, informs Interfax.
“The investigation of the criminal case against the former governor of the Kirov region, Nikita Belykh, continues. He was charged with committing two crimes under paragraph “c” of Part 3 of Art. 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (exceeding official powers by a person holding a public office in the Russian Federation, causing grave consequences), ”the ministry said in a statement.
In July, another criminal case was opened against Belykh, who is now serving a sentence in a bribery case, on abuse of office.
According to the SK, in 2015 Belykh entered into loan agreements with the Kirov Regional Mortgage Corporation with one of the companies in the region for 320 million rubles. The funds taken had to be returned by November 2016, but Belykh ordered that they be sent to obviously insolvent outside organizations.
The money was not returned on time, and the court charged more than 202 million rubles from the regional government.
Recall that in 2012-2016, Belykh personally and through intermediaries received two bribes totaling € 600,000 for “committing legal and illegal actions in favor of bribe-givers of Novovyatskiy Ski Plant JSC and Forestry Management Company LLC.
In 2016, he was detained in the Lotte Plazza business center on Novinsky Boulevard while receiving a bribe in one of the restaurants in Moscow (part 6 of article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Then it was about € 400 thousand. This was the second part of the transferred White funds, the first ex-governor received earlier. Initially, he denied his guilt, but then the security forces showed him the traces of the bills marked with a special solution.
In the winter of 2018, Belykh was sentenced to eight years in a maximum security penal colony and a fine of 48.5 million rubles, found guilty of accepting both bribes. The prosecution requested 10 years in a strict regime colony for the Whites and a fine of 100 million rubles.