Criminal cases in the Chelyabinsk Ministry of Health
The governor of the Chelyabinsk region, Alexei Teksler, dismissed the deputy minister of health of the region, Alexander Kuznetsov, who was detained by the FSB on charges of corruption. The resolution of the head of the region is published on the Internet portal of legal information.
“Release Kuznetsov Alexander Vladimirovich from his post as Deputy Minister of Health of the Chelyabinsk Region. Terminate the service contract with him and dismiss him from the civil service from August 11, 2022 in connection with the termination of the access of a civil servant to information constituting a state secret, ”the text of the document says.
Kuznetsov was detained on February 18, 2022 by the police and the FSB. He is accused of two episodes of abuse of power with damage to the budget totaling more than 85 million rubles in the supply of tomographs during the coronavirus pandemic at inflated prices. In June, he was released under house arrest, as he pleaded guilty and testified against businesswoman Elena Selishcheva, whose firms supplied tomographs. Immediately after that, Selishcheva herself was detained on charges of fraud. She is in jail and pleads not guilty.