Former Russian geological official charged with fraud goes on trial
MOSCOW, November 7 (RAPSI) – A large-scale fraud case against the former first deputy chief of the Russian State Geological Company (Rosgeo) Ruslan Gorring with an approved indictment has been sent to court for consideration, the Investigative Committee’s announces on its website.
According to investigators, from June 2009 to September 2010, Ruslan Ganizhev (Gorring), being an authorized representative of lawmaker Alexander Gazeykin, received over 19 million rubles ($300,000) from a businessman for the unhindered carrying out commercial activity in the Moscow Region’s Leninsky District. The money was transferred to the accounts of sham companies. Later, the defendant during personal meetings demanded over 5 million rubles more from the entrepreneur.
On February 15, 2011, he was arrested when receiving the bribe. During interrogation, he made a confession.
However, later the accused fled from investigators and changed his surname. Gorring was arrested again on March 7, 2019, at Vnukovo airport near Moscow.