Former Governor of Chelyabinsk region, former state Duma Deputy Mikhail Yurevich not going to ask for political asylum in the UK. This was reported by his assistant Julia Bobyleva Monday, June 19, RIA Novosti reported.
“Mikhail V. has not asked and will not ask for political asylum”, — said Bobylev. According to her, the former jurewicz is also in London, where he is undergoing treatment.
Assistant accused of receiving a bribe the former Governor also said that Yurevich has no plans to apply to the court for financial compensation due to the withdrawal of his candidacy from the elections to the state Duma, as did the lawyer Igor Trunov.
Writes Ura.ru, Trunov said June 14 that his client will seek political asylum in London. Assistant Yurevich then declined to comment.
About excitation of criminal case against Yurevich became known in mid-March. Then the former official was in Israel. According to investigators, during the work of the Governor, he received 26 million rubles from the regional Minister of health, as remuneration for the appointment.
Mikhail Yurevich led the Chelyabinsk region in 2010-2014. Resigned at his own request, and then received the mandate of the Deputy of the state Duma of the sixth convocation. Tried to get re-elected to the lower house of the Parliament of the seventh convocation, but was removed from the race by the Russian party of pensioners for justice (RPPS).