Alexei Ulyukayev, the first Minister in modern Russia, officials accused of a criminal offence, taken to court, where will pass hearings on the case about the bribe.
Passing in front of reporters Alexei Ulyukayev said he did not plead guilty and the court will insist on his innocence. He is accused of extortion and receiving a bribe of two million American dollars. The money he received for that, being on the post of Minister of economic development of Russia, approved the transaction on purchase "Rosneft" the state package of shares of "Bashneft".
The investigative Committee says it has the hands of the overwhelming evidence against Alexei Ulyukayev, including the testimony of witnesses of the crime, video and audio recordings, as well as prints of the fingers on the marked bills.
If the court finds Alexei Ulyukayev Guilty could be sentenced to up to 15 years, with punishment serving in a colony.