Basmanny Court obliged to reconsider ban on visits and calls to Vladivostok ex-Mayor
The Moscow City Court has declared illegal the refusal of the Basmanny Court of Moscow to consider the complaint on phone calls and visits of the wife's ban to the Mayor of Vladivostok Igor Pushkarev, who is accused of abuse of official powers and commercial bribery. This was reported to TASS by his lawyer Alexei Polyakov.
"According to today's decision of the Moscow City Court, the Basmanny court must reconsider the complaint on the refusal of visits and the refusal of my client's wife telephone calls on the merits,” - the defender said.
According to investigators, in 2009-2014 Pushkarev organized a purchase of the building materials in bulk by Vladivostok Roads from the group of companies Vostokcement. According to the investigation, Vostokcement was led and controlled by close relatives of Pushkarev and the founder and owner of the Vladivostok Road is the City Administration. Building materials were purchased at inflated prices, for that Pushkarev personally received no less than 45 million rubles.
These actions, according to investigators, resulted in grave consequences in the form of causing damage in the amount of more than 158 million rubles to the municipal enterprise and the formation of loan payable in the amount of more than 800 million rubles. By the decision of the Basmanny Court Pushkarev was imposed a preventive measure in the form of arrest until November 30.
In addition, according to investigators, in 2012-2014 Pushkarev gave Lushnikov not less than 1.4 million rubles as a commercial bribery. Within the framework of the criminal case the brother of the Mayor Andrei Pushkarev was placed under house arrest. According to the investigation, it was he who, as General Director of LLC Vostokcement, transferred Lushnikov cash as the commercial bribery.
Rosfinmonitoring (Federal Financial Monitoring Service) analyzed the data of the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers and discovered thousands of offshore companies through which the Russians laundered billions of rubles. Materials on deputies and governors were handed over to law enforcers.
A spokesperson of the Prosecutor's office said that the ECHR had not studied all the materials of the criminal case, so they were offered not to overturn the verdict, but to send the case for a new review in court.