What was the estimated amount of employment for a position with a reservation: the version of the security forces
Denis Greznev, head of the fire and rescue unit for the Almetyevsk district, was detained this afternoon. Employees of the local department of the FSB detained him during a business lunch at the Orchid restaurant, sources told BUSINESS Online. After that, a high-ranking rescuer was taken for interrogation to the investigation department of the TFR in Almetyevsk and detained on suspicion of taking bribes.
The security forces got on Greznev’s trail just a month ago, when they were dealing with another Almetyevsk official, Damir Khabibullin. The Investigative Committee and the FSB are sure that for almost a year he was deceiving local middle-class merchants: more than 10 entrepreneurs testified against him. All as one say – Khabibullin, head of the department of trade and consumer services, at personal meetings asked businessmen for help to the Almetyevsk fighters participating in the NMD, then to mobilized soldiers from the region. He argued, the authorities are sure that the money will go to the Assistance Fund, created under the district administration. But he received money on a personal card. The fund answered that they did not see any money, and Khabibullin was not authorized to collect.
Studying transfers to the card, the security forces discovered strange transfers from a certain Elvira Nugumanova. This is a local businesswoman, she has been engaged in barbecue for several years, she met Khabibullin when he was still working in the local department of the BEP. It was assumed that Nugumanova also “threw” to help our fighters. But the security forces were wrong.
According to our information, Nugumanova wrote a confession and told the investigators that she turned to Khabibullin after the announcement of partial mobilization in the country on September 21, 2022. The entrepreneur has two sons – Artur and Azat. And both theoretically fell under the “call”.
According to law enforcement agencies, the applicant asked Khabibullin for help – to urgently arrange them for reserved positions. The easiest way to do this was in the civil service. The municipal official did not refuse and turned to Greznev. And then he gave Nugumanova a “price tag” – 300 thousand rubles.
As a result, on October 10, Artur was placed in the fire and rescue unit No. 15 (responsible for Almetyevsk). It is this part that Greznev heads. And the next day, Azat was accepted into the ranks of the fire and rescue unit No. 32 (responsible for the neighboring Sarmanovsky district). In fairness, they did not get a fictitious job: both sons work there to this day.
Who is Greznev: a former deputy and the son of the head of the local Ministry of Emergency Situations
Now Greznev is being interrogated. No preventive measure was chosen for him. Under Part 5 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Taking a bribe”), he faces up to 12 years in prison. By the way, the applicant Nugumanova is likely to avoid liability in connection with the surrender – the investigator has the right to stop the prosecution.
Greznev is 35 years old. He comes from a difficult family. His father, Valery Greznev, is the head of the department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Tatarstan for the Almetyevsk municipal district, who headed it back in 2004. By the way, Denis Valeryevich was born in Tambov, in the homeland of his father, who moved to the oil capital of Tatarstan only in 1995.
He graduated from the Ivanovo Institute of Fire and Rescue Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia. Then he worked in Bugulma – he headed the fire and rescue unit No. 21 (responsible for the district). He managed to be a deputy: in 2015 he went to the council of the Karabash urban-type settlement in the Bugulma district. He was elected from United Russia. But he resigned.
And he headed the Almetyevsk fire and rescue unit in 2021.
A series of Almetyevsk corruption scandals
A series of high-profile corruption scandals has recently overwhelmed Almetyevsk. In three months, this is the third high-profile detention.
It began with the case of Andrey Podovalov. The deputy head of the executive committee of the Almetyevsk district was accused of taking a bribe from businessman Vadim Podin. For several years in a row, he won tenders for the supply of hot meals to schools and kindergartens in the district. According to the investigation committee and the FSB, he won for a reason – but for 2 – thousand a month, which the businessman paid the official for patronage. Podovalov is under house arrest and pleads not guilty.
During the investigation into the Podovalov case, his subordinate Khabibullin was also contacted. So less fortunate. The court placed him in custody. And the case of fake “fees” for the needs of the SVO was qualified as fraud using one’s official position. Khabibullin also pleads not guilty.
And most recently, the chief architect of Almetyevsk, Anton Sevastyanov, could hear the verdict. He was detained a year ago and accused of taking bribes from local businessmen, who claimed that without “payment” they could not get permission to put their buildings into operation. But for some reason, at the finish line, the court opened the case and considered that the materials needed to be finalized.
But it seems that even such news still does not add political points to the leadership of the district.