Ex-Governor Yurevich will not ask for political asylum abroad

© RIA Novosti / mercury Golodnova in fotobanka-Governor of Chelyabinsk region Mikhail Yurevich. Archival photoEx-Governor Yurevich will not ask for political asylum abroad© RIA Novosti / mercury Golodnova the image Bank

Former Governor of Chelyabinsk region Mikhail Yurevich accused of receiving a bribe in especially large size, will not seek political asylum abroad, told RIA Novosti on Monday, his assistant Julia Bobyleva.

According to local media, Yurevich supposedly was going to seek political asylum in Britain, where is being treated. Also, the media wrote that the lawyer Yurevich, Igor Trunov reportedly filed a lawsuit demanding monetary compensation for withdrawal from the elections to the state Duma in 2016.

«Mikhail V. has not asked and will not ask for political asylum in the UK. Also Yurevich does not intend to file a lawsuit for financial compensation due to the withdrawal from the election in 2016. Despite the fact that this did Trunov, Michael V. and his lawyer – they are different people, each of them has its own position,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

She added that jurewicz is still in London for treatment, but the details of the treatment he would not disclose, as it is a medical mystery.

Earlier Trunov reported that his client was treated in Israel, then arrived for an examination at the clinic in London.

According to the investigation, jurewicz regularly received bribes from the Minister of health of Chelyabinsk region Vitaly Teslenko, which amounted to 26 million rubles. Moreover, Yurevich, according to investigators, instigated by Oleg Grachev, appointed first Deputy Governor of Chelyabinsk region, for libel on the activities of the Chairman of the regional court in the region. Yurevich pleaded not guilty.

Also, according to SK, Yurevich from January 2011 to January 2014 for the actions, within its authority, as well as for General support his side received from the entrepreneurs of the Chelyabinsk region a bribe in especially large size in the amount of 3.4 billion rubles. For intermediation of bribery was detained and arrested Andrey Churkin — Director of Moscow representative office of the branch of JSC «Makfa», assistant Deputy of the state Duma of the Russian Federation.