Arrest of Vladivostok mayor might be linked with the City Administration’s multi-million debts to a company owned by his brothers
For the last 8 years, Vostoktsement supplied construction materials for all road works in Vladivostok.
Unofficial sources say that the Vladivostok mayor Igor Pushkarev has been detained by the Primorsky Krai Directorate of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) and already transferred to Moscow by an aircraft.
Local media report, based on their sources in law enforcement, that the day before his arrest in the Vladivostok City Administration, searches have been performed in companies belonging to Pushkarev’s family and his home. It is known that Igor Pushkarev was one of the founders of Vostoktsement Limited Liability Company, currently owned by his brothers, Andrey and Vladimir Pushkarev. The company is well-known not only in the Primorsky Krai, but in other Russian regions as well. It manages many cement, asphalt, break-stone, and concrete producers of the Russian Far-East. By the way, for the last 8 years, Vostoktsement supplied construction materials for all road works in Vladivostok and its suburbs.
Arrest of the mayor Igor Pushkarev might be linked with city administration’s multi-million debts to Vostoktsement. The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation handles the investigation; Igor Pushkarev will be probably charged based on Article 285 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Abuse of power).
Novosti Vladivostoka periodical reports that Konstantin Loboda, the First Deputy of the Head of Vladivostok City Administration, was also detained following the arrest of his chief. It’s unknown yet whether the official would be transferred to Moscow, similarly with the mayor Igor Pushkarev.
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Father of the former acting head of the MIA GUEBiPK (General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption) Viktor Zakharchenko, who is currently also under arrest, is the manager of the accounts in question. However, the ICR has information that the сolonel-millionaire has also had direct access to them.