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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tax Chief Is 3rd Richest Official

Mikhail Mishustin, a businessman-turned-head of the Federal Tax Service, was the third top-earning federal official last year, according to his income declaration published a month after a Kremlin deadline, Vedomosti reported Thursday.

Another official who was late in disclosing his income, Deputy Transportation Minister Valery Okulov, beat his own boss, Igor Levitin, to place fifth among officials.

Mishustin declared a 2009 income of 78.6 million rubles ($2.5 million), outranking Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin (68 million rubles) but still losing out to presidential adviser Leonid Reiman (93 million rubles) and Natural Resources Minister Yury Trutnev (155 million rubles).

The total household income of Mishustin, a former head of UFG Capital Partners, amounted to 96.4 million rubles ($3.09 million) in 2009. His two underage sons are listed as owners of their 142-square-meter apartment, a house and four plots of land totaling 5,500 square meters. The Mishustin family also owns four cars.

Okulov, whose wife Yelena is the daughter of former President Boris Yeltsin and who was dismissed as CEO of Aeroflot in March 2009, earned 59.3 million rubles ($1.9 million) last year, topping his boss' income of $700,000.

Okulov's household owns apartments with a total space of 730 square meters, 40,000 square meters of land, a Volvo and a Jaguar.

Okulov refused to disclose his sources of income, Vedomosti reported. Mishustin collected most of his income from UFG, where he worked until April 2009.

Federal officials are required to publish their income declarations for a second year running in 2010 following a decree by President Dmitry Medvedev, who himself earned a meager 3.3 million rubles ($106,000) in 2009. The decree specifies no sanctions for those who refuse to disclose their income. This year's deadline was May 14.