Former Governor of Chelyabinsk refused to comment on a possible arrest

Mikhail Yurevich

Former Governor of Chelyabinsk region, former state Duma Deputy Mikhail Yurevich, who is suspected of receiving multi-million bribes, declined to comment on possible arrest in absentia. This was reported RIA Novosti his assistant Julia Bobyleva Friday, may 12.

“Regardless of the decision of the court of review will not” — said the representative policy. She added that Yurevich still is on treatment in London, it ends on the 6th of June.

The petition for correspondence arrest of the former head of the region came to the Leninsky district court of Yekaterinburg, according to the National news service (NSN), its lawyer Igor Trunov. According to him, if the court will satisfy him, the Prosecutor General’s office may refer to Interpol materials for the ads policy on the international wanted list.

“Depending on the decision we will plan further actions,” — said Trunov. According to him, “regulation of Interpol invalid, the search of the person which is not hidden, it hurts.” However, on 5 may, the lawyer said that his client has already been announced in the international search.

On 10 April it was reported that Yurevich came to Ekaterinburg to testify, as is on inspection in London. In mid-March, when it became known about excitation of criminal case concerning ex-Governor, he was in Israel.

According to investigators, in 2012, the Chelyabinsk Governor has received as the reward of 26 million rubles from Vitaly Teslenko (now serving a sentence on charges of taking bribes — approx. “Of the”), who was appointed to the post of Minister of health of Chelyabinsk region.

Yurevich headed the Chelyabinsk oblast in 2010-2014, resigned at his own request. After his discharge, he received the mandate of the Deputy of the state Duma of the sixth convocation.