In the Board of “inter RAO” found Romanian spy
Member of the Board of JSC “inter RAO” Karina Tsurkan was arrested in Moscow on charges of espionage. The defense appealed the court ruling, insisting on the innocence of Mrs. Turcan. According to “Kommersant”, she is charged with cooperation with the businessmen allegedly linked to foreign intelligence of Romania. PJSC say that a member of the Board Turcan is on vacation.
According to “Kommersant,” Ms. Turcan was arrested by operatives of the FSB, which for a long time secretly watching her contacts. PJSC “inter RAO” she is in charge of block trading, that is in charge of the export and import of electricity. Also, according to “Kommersant,” Ms. Turcan responsible for the business “inter RAO UES” in Moldova Moldavskaya GRES in Transnistria and the supply of electricity from the station of Chisinau. Historically — even when RAO UES export-import operations was the main part of the business of state-owned companies, but with the growth of the holding and the emergence of “inter RAO” major power generation and power supply assets in the Russian Federation international trading has somewhat lost its importance for the company.
Last Friday she was taken to the investigative Department of the FSB, where a top Manager was charged with committing a crime under article 276 of the criminal code (espionage). The maximum punishment under this article — up to 20 years in prison. Simultaneously with the arrest of Mrs. Turcan searches were conducted in her office, at home and in the PAO and some senior officials of the energy Ministry. One of them is a witness in a criminal case and, according to some, has already submitted a letter of resignation. Official treason not suspect, but, meeting with Mrs. Turcan, and not being aware of its ties to the Romanian intelligence service, he nevertheless could provide information of interest to intelligence agencies.
The Lefortovo district court at the request of the FSB arrested Ms. Turcan until August 13.