In Tomsk, the head of the regional department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia Mikhail Begun was detained. The 44-year-old chief of the central committee, who was promoted to the rank of major general of the internal service less than six months ago, is suspected of corruption. According to the investigation, Mikhail Begun through his subordinates extorted bribes for patronage from the companies supervised by the Ministry of Emergencies, when he received several hundred thousand rubles, he was detained red-handed.
Tonight, the FSB detained Major-General Mikhail Begun, head of the Tomsk department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, who is suspected of taking bribes. This was reported in the regional department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, which is investigating the case.
As indicated in the investigation materials, from June to July 2018 the head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations extorted bribes for patronage from commercial organizations supervised by his department. At the same time, the general did not risk himself and acted through his subordinates. One of the businessmen who accepted the conditions of a high-ranking rescuer, said in the case, on the instructions of the head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, bypassing the normative documents, a license was issued. In the transfer of money, which was under the control of FSB operatives, General Begun was detained.
The size of the bribe, which appears in the case, the siloviki are not called. According to "Kommersant", it is about several hundred thousand rubles.
Later the head of the central committee was questioned as a suspect in the case of a large bribe (Part 5, Article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The general will spend the night in a temporary detention facility, and on Wednesday morning investigative actions will continue with him. Tomorrow the question of the measure of restraint for General Begun will be resolved.
44-year-old Mikhail Begun is a graduate of the Novosibirsk Higher Combined-Arms Command School. From 1995 to 2003 he served in various divisions of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, and then changed the military department to rescue. For three years he held senior management positions in the Siberian regional center of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia, which is located in Krasnoyarsk, and in 2010 received an offer to move to Tomsk and take up the post of deputy head of the Tomsk department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations. The chair of the head of the regional head of the rescue department he occupied in early 2016. In February this year, the decree of the Russian president Colonel Begun, who participated in the elimination of dozens of emergencies, was awarded the rank of major general of internal service.
According to the income statement for 2017, during the reporting period General Begun earned 2 million 688 thousand rubles, his wife - about 1.5 million rubles. The family of the main Tomsk rescuer owns three apartments (37.6 sq. M., 42.8 and 63.1) and a Kia Optima.