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MOSCOW, February 15 (Itar-Tass) – Russia’s Investigative Committee (SK) has opened a criminal case against the head of the Federal Fisheries Agency (Rosrybolovstvo), Andrei Krainy. SK spokesman Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass that the case was opened under Article 292 of the RF Criminal Code – “forgery by an official.”
“According to the materials of the criminal case, on May 25, 2011 Krainy, knowing that head of the Northwest Territorial Administration of Rosrybolovstvo Sergei Muravyov was detained while attempting to receive a bribe of 5 million roubles, instructed his subordinates to prepare the order for dismissal of Muravyov post factum. Such actions of Krainy could help Muravyov avoid criminal liability for bribery,” Markin said.
“Had Muravyov been not an official, the investigation would have to qualify his actions only as fraud, which is a less serious crime than bribery. Acting out of personal interest, Krainy signed and filed the order of Muravyov’s dismissal dating it May 23, 2011, that is, two days before he committed the crime,” the SK spokesman said.
According to him, “The investigators established the office forgery fact during the investigation of the criminal case against Muravyov.”
“The necessary investigative actions aimed at the preservation of the crime evidence currently conducted within the opened criminal case. The investigators plan to interrogate Andrei Krainy soon,” Markin said.
The criminal case was opened by the SK Investigation Department for the Central Federal District of Russia.
The case against Muravyov over the facts of repeated taking bribes amounting to 26 million roubles and abuse of office is currently considered in court.