Arrest of Vladimir region Vice-Governor prolonged for 2 months
The Investigative Committee of Russia in the Vladimir Region reported on extension of arrest to former Vice Governor of the region Dmitry Khvostov. Two criminal cases on bribe taking on especially large scale are initiated against him.
For the purpose of ensuring objective investigation of criminal case and the available data on other episodes of corruption behavior of the former high-ranking official, the investigation petitioned for prolongation of his term of detention, it is told in the message of the Investigative Committee.
The Oktyabrsky District Court satisfied the petition of the investigation and extended detention till March 25, 2017.
It should be noted that Governor of the Vladimir Region Svetlana Orlova dismissed the Deputy in September, a month before the arrest.
Dmitry Khvostov was detained on October 26 in Krasnodar. According to the investigators, at the beginning of 2014 one of local businessmen, aiming to avoid responsibility for a construction of a social object, which he should have conducted at the expense of the company, suggested Khvostov to render assistance in construction of the object at the expense of the state.
In March, the sum in the amount of 1,4 million rubles was transferred to account of the intermediary. After the procedure of cashing, the bribe went to the Vice Governor.
The special services believe that Russian Interior Ministry officials could have cooperated with the press to sell passport applications and border-crossing data of the two men suspected of poisoning the Skripals in Salisbury.