A criminal case against mayor of Vladivostok has been initiated
Igor Pushkarev to be arrested soon.
The Investigative Committee reported that a criminal case under Part. 3 Art. 285 of the Criminal Code "Abuse of power, resulting in grave consequences" and Part. 3 Art. 204 of the Criminal Code "Commercial bribery" has been initiated against mayor of Vladivostok.
According to the preliminary information, the mayor of Vladivostok is suspected in illegal issuance of government contracts to firms of his relatives. It is known, that two of his brothers, Andrey Pushkarev and Vladimir Pushkarev, are owners of the Vostokcement company, which consists of several companies specializing on production of cement, crushed stone and other building materials. Company connected to the holding has been consistently winning tenders for road repairs in Vladivostok and the surrounding area during years. However, the City Administration commenting on the detention of their head said that the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service had repeatedly checked the contracts before, but no violations had been detected.
To remind: on the night of June 1, Vladivostok mayor Igor Pushkarev was arrested by the Federal Security Service and was transferred to Moscow by a plane. The media reported that first deputy head of the City Administration Konstantin Loboda was also detained.
Police searches were held in the Vladivostok City Administration, offices of the Vostokcement and in homes of the mayor and members of his family.
According to RBC, investigators are going to apply to the Lefortovo Court of Moscow with a request for Igor Pushkarev’s arrest.
Video: Law enforcement officers near Vladivostok mayor Igor Pushkarev’s home
In 2018, the official became a founder of a fund that deals with shooting and entrapment of wild animals in a hunting sector he supervises. With that, the official did not report about it to his senior executives.