The Moscow Garrison Military Court authorized the arrest of lieutenant-general of the Interior Ministry troops Vyacheslav Varchuk, who headed the group to formulate the budget for Rosgvardia. Former deputy commander-in-chief of the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for financial and economic work, Vyacheslav Varchuk, is suspected of receiving a large bribe f in the amount of 250 million rubles for allocating additional financing to one of the units of internal troops. Earlier, as part of the investigation, Colonel of Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Alexander Kostin was taken into custody.
Last Sunday, an investigator of the 51st Military Investigative Department of the Investigative Department appealed to the court for the arrest of another person involved in a high-profile corruption case involving former high-ranking Interior Ministry officials. Following Colonel Kostin, accused of taking bribes, his immediate superior, 54-year-old Lieutenant-General Vyacheslav Varchuk, was taken into custody. According to some reports, the latter, unlike his subordinate, allegedly confessed to the crime he was charged with.
In the criminal case we are talking about the events that took place from December 2015 to February 2016. Shortly before, Colonel Alexander Kostin, Deputy Chief of the Financial Department of Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, entered into negotiations with the Special Communications officer Gostev. According to the materials of the case, for a rollback of 10 million rubles. Alexander Kostin promised Mr. Gostev to ensure that the communications department of the interior troops allocated additional funds of 250 million rubles. According to Kommersant's information, while talking with the communications officer who is witnessing the case, Colonel Kostin allegedly assured the interlocutor that he was working in tandem with his immediate superior, the then deputy commander-in-chief of internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for financial and economic work Vyacheslav Varchuk, And therefore the question can be considered actually solved. A bribe of 10 million rubles, Alexander Kostin received in parts during three months. However, additional finances for the communication management, apparently, have not been allocated. The colonel did not return the given money. As a result, an application was filed with him to the FSB of Russia for internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. During the interrogation, Gostev's witness showed that he transferred the money directly to Colonel Kostin. It was he who was arrested first. In this case, most likely, even then the investigation was aware of the role of General Varchuk in this story. Nevertheless, he was not detained together with his subordinates. During the arrest of Alexander Kostin at the Moscow Garrison Military Court, the representative of the Investigative Committee, in addition to the standard arguments that the accused Kostin may abscond, continue to engage in criminal activities, threaten witnesses, destroy evidence, noted that he could "act as part of a group of people whose members are not yet established."
Similar arguments were given by the investigator during the examination of the petition for the arrest of General Varchuk. In addition, according to Kommersant, the testimony of the same witness, Gostev, who allegedly mentioned that part of the money received from him, Colonel Kostin handed over to his boss.
It should be noted that Vyacheslav Varchuk came to the main financial and economic department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs from the Ministry of Defense. At the end of 2002, he became the head of the financial department of the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. Eight years later, by decree of the Russian president, Major-General Vyacheslav Varchuk was appointed deputy commander-in-chief of internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for financial and economic work, head of the financial department of the Interior Ministry troops. In 2011 he was awarded the rank of Lieutenant-General. General Varchuk was awarded the Order of Friendship, the Medal of the Order of Merit for the Fatherland of the II degree, and has the honorary title of Honored Economist of the Russian Federation. During the transformation of the internal troops into Rosgvardia, General Varchuk headed the working group that formed the budget of the new department. However, they did not take him to the national guard.
Alexander Khinshtein, advisor to the director of Rosgvardia Viktor Zolotov, yesterday stated that the arrest of General Varchuk "is a consequence of the systematic work carried out by law enforcement agencies and intelligence agencies in conjunction with the leadership of Rosgvardia to restore order to the department and cleanse its ranks." Mr. Khinshtein promised that this work will be continued.