The Basmanny Court of Moscow authorized the arrest of the acting deputy governors of the Bryansk region Elena Egorova and Tatyana Kuleshova. According to Business FM, the officials are accused of taking a bribe of 3 million rubles from an entrepreneur from St. Petersburg. According to the Investigative Committee, the latter paid the money for the conclusion of government contracts with a company controlled by it and an individual entrepreneur for the supply of laptops in the amount of more than 88 million rubles for educational institutions in the region.
IA “RBC”, 03/30/2023, “A court in Moscow arrested two deputies of the Bryansk governor”: The Basmanny District Court of Moscow sent two Acting Deputy Governors of the Bryansk Region Tatyana Kuleshova and Elena Yegorova under arrest until May 28 in a criminal case on taking a bribe, according to the telegram channel of the capital’s courts of general jurisdiction. They are charged with Part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code (receiving a bribe on an especially large scale; the maximum punishment for this part is imprisonment for up to 15 years). — Inset K.ru
Also, at the request of the investigation, the court also took into custody the entrepreneur Valentina Avtushenko, accused of giving a bribe. But the court did not send Evgenia Matveeva, who acted as an intermediary, to a pre-trial detention center, choosing house arrest in the Moscow region as a measure of restraint.
The detention of officials Elena Egorova and Tatyana Kuleshova became known the day before, on March 29. The very next day they, along with two other defendants in the case, were taken to Moscow.
As Business FM learned, by virtue of her official position, Tatyana Kuleshova was entrusted with the functions of supervising, and Elena Egorova was assigned to lead the implementation of the Modern School and Digital Educational Environment regional projects in the Bryansk region. As part of them, in 2022 it was planned to update the material and technical base of educational institutions, including the purchase of computer equipment.
“Kommersant”, 03/30/2023, “Ladies invite bribes”: It should be noted that Tatyana Kuleshova was appointed to the position on April 30, 2021 by a decree of the governor Alexander Bogomaz (he has 12 deputies in total), and her tasks included overseeing education, science, information policy and culture of the Bryansk region. However, already on April 1, 2022, by the order of Mr. Bogomaz, part of her functions was transferred to Elena Egorova, who from November 2019 to April 2022 served as director of the department for personnel policy of the governor.
As it was established during the preliminary investigation, within the framework of the national project “Education” in the Bryansk region from November 2018 to December 2024, it was necessary to implement its own – “Modern School” and “Digital Educational Environment”, for which funds are allocated from the federal budget. By order of the Bryansk Governor, Tatyana Kuleshova was entrusted with the responsibility of supervising these projects, and Elena Egorova was assigned to manage their implementation. […] The women detained and later accused of committing crimes of corruption did not admit their guilt. — Inset K.ru
According to the investigation, knowing this, an entrepreneur from St. supply of laptops worth more than 88 million rubles. The purchase of equipment was to be carried out at the expense of budgetary funds. The officials agreed to help for a bribe of 4.4 million rubles.
As a result, in the summer of 2022, two agreements were concluded with the state autonomous institution “Bryansk Regional Information Processing Center”. In the first, the supplier of laptops for him in the amount of 13 million 910 thousand 23 rubles was the individual entrepreneur V.V. Snytkin, controlled by Avtushenko.
When the money arrived at the account of the suppliers, Avtushenko settled with the intermediary in October 2022, paying Matveyeva 2 million rubles for her services, according to the case file.
As for the officials, according to the TFR, the businessman paid them off later, having managed to transfer only 3 million rubles out of the agreed amount of 4.4 million rubles in December 2022 through the same Matveeva and a chain of other intermediaries. Matveeva gave the money to her friend Kuleshova, who gave the money to the mother of the latter, Lyubov Strunina. The pensioner handed over the money to her daughter and Egorova, who disposed of it “at their discretion.”
Elena Egorova and Tatyana Kuleshova were charged with accepting a bribe on an especially large scale by an official (part 6 of article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Valentina Avtushenko was charged with giving a bribe on an especially large scale (part 5 of article 291 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), and Evgenia Matveeva – mediation in bribery (part 4 of article 291.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
Consideration of the petitions of the Investigative Committee of Russia on the election of preventive measures for all defendants was held behind closed doors at the request of representatives of the Investigative Committee. They motivated the request by the need to preserve the secrecy of the investigation. The defense did not object to this, but insisted on choosing a different preventive measure for women, not related to detention.
However, only the defense of Evgenia Matveeva managed to ensure that they were not identified in the pre-trial detention center. “The court chose her house arrest until May 28 in the Moscow region,” Ekaterina Buravtsova, spokeswoman for the Moscow Basmanny Court, told Business FM. The reasons for this decision were not explained by the court. Elena Yegorova, Tatyana Kuleshova and Valentina Avtushenko were taken into custody by the court until the same date. According to Business FM, none of those arrested pleaded guilty.
@shot_shot, 03/30/2023 06:50 PM: Tatyana Kuleshova, deputy governor of the Bryansk region, arrested for bribes, asked local residents not to write on the Web about problems in the construction of a protective line on the border with Ukraine, one of those who worked there told us.
According to our interlocutor, the problems began back in winter: the workers were paid 1.5 thousand rubles each, although they promised twice as much. Some were left without money at all. Moreover, the money still had to wait, otherwise the treasured funds would pass by. There were also no lists of workers and statements. Nobody checked the progress of construction.
As soon as the workers sounded the alarm and began to actively write about problems in social networks, Kuleshova came to them. As our interlocutor emphasized, she asked to delete the posts, otherwise she and her colleagues would have problems. However, it was too late to delete, people began to actively discuss the published information. — Inset K.ru