request has been made to suspend the powers of D.Sugar, a member of the Constitutional Court, former chairman of the State Property Committee to the State Prosecutor General`s Office because of the MIAT money laundering case.
Local reports say that legal action against the former chairman of the State Property Committee will begin because enough evidence has been recovered regarding illegal actions.
If the Constitutional Court considers the evidence to be enough to suspend D.Sugar`s power as a member of the Constitutional Court, there will be the legal authority to announce him as a suspect or a defendant in the MIAT case.
According to the Constitutional Court article 5.2, a request to suspend the power of a member of the Constitutional Court who is a suspect in a crime must be solved by the Constitutional Court two weeks after being received.
Therefore the Constitutional Court will make a decision whether or not to suspend D.Sugar`s power as a member of the Constitutional Court after a discussion in early March.
The Anti-Corruption Authority is investigating former MIAT senior officials who are suspected for laundering money by charging a fake 5 US dollar war risk insurance from passengers since 2001 and transferring it to an illegal bank account based in Japan.
Currently nine suspects have been detained for questioning over the MIAT case. The suspects are all former senior officials of MIAT and their friends.
The former chairman of the State Property Committee, D.Sugar appointed the former executives for MIAT during his term.
D.Sugar claims that he is not guilty in this case. But there is evidence that the former MIAT executive B.Erdenebileg created a post as an assistant to the former chairman of the State Property Committee and was paid over one million MNT for the work.