MP Vadim Belousov, who was detained for a three billion dollar bribe and released after a few hours, said he did not take the money. The video recording of the conversation with the deputy was published by the Zvezda TV channel.
Belousov claims that he did not receive such an amount. According to him, the money was appropriated by his partners and brought them to foreign accounts. The deputy added that he was accused of his work in the State Duma.
“I was blamed for the fact that I advocated that the Chelyabinsk region needed good roads. I still confirm that we need good roads in the Chelyabinsk region. This is blamed for me, ”he said.
Belousov was detained on March 15 on charges of accepting a bribe in the amount of three billion rubles for the patronage of the road holding. The court of Yekaterinburg refused to place him in custody. The investigation believes that Belousov acted together with the former governor of the Chelyabinsk region, Mikhail Yurevich, who was put on the international wanted list for corruption.
In December last year, the State Duma agreed to initiate a criminal case against Belousov and deprived him of his immunity.
At the same time, Alexander Khinshtein, a member of the lower house of parliament, reminded that the deputy's mother-in-law is a co-owner of Greenflight and a person involved in the criminal case of deceiving thousands of real estate investors. The woman, together with the assistant deputy Belousov, were intermediaries in the transfer of a bribe of 3.4 billion rubles to Yurevich.