The court closed the process to return the $2 million allocated to Ulyukayev Sechin as a bribe
The decision was made at the request of the FSB.
MOSCOW, June 29. /TASS/. The process to return $2 million that the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin was given in bribes to the former Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev, was closed at the request of the FSB, the correspondent of TASS.
Ulyukayev will take part in the meeting in the video conference from the penal colony. The court was also the claimant — the General of FSB in resignation Oleg Feoktistov.
The Prosecutor supported the request of the FSB, arguing that the presence of the public will result in disclosure of classified data. At the same time, Ulyukayev stated that “categorically against” the closing of the hearing.
The speaker was convicted December 15, 2017, the Moscow city court annulled the verdict. As was stated by the Prosecutor in the court of first instance, in October 2016, Ulyukayev demanded a bribe from the head of “Rosneft” for the positive feedback on the acquisition of shares of “Bashneft”, threatening in case of refusal to prevent negative legal actions of the company’s other it transactions.
The speaker in court repeatedly declared that became a victim of provocation. According to the defence, the former Minister received from the head of “Rosneft” a bag with $2 million being sure that it is wine.
He became the first Federal Minister in Russia, detainees in exercising the powers. In November 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent the speaker to resign in connection with loss of trust.