Belykh told the court that he took money for the needs of the city of Kirov
Nikita Belykh, the governor of the Kirov region and the former leader of the "Union of Right Forces,", who was arrested yesterday for receiving a bribe acknowledged receipt of the money, but said that they were intended for the needs of Kirov, and were not a bribe.
This explanation governor gave during the trial regarding his measure of restraint, which is currently ongoing in the Basmanny Court of Moscow.
The governor asked the court to release him under house arrest, stating that he is not intended to leave the country, he is willing to cooperate with the investigation and wants "to explain his every word and every action."
The lawyers, one of which is the legal representative of Boris Nemtsov’s family, Vadim Prokhorov, also are asking to release the defendant from custody.
The defense provided documents to the court for the Property of Belykh in the Odintsovo district, where they want to place accused under the house arrest.
Meanwhile, the prosecution categorically disagrees with these types of measures.
According to the representative of the Investigative Committee, the crime committed by the Governor was systematic, and is confirmed by the witness statements and the results of investigative activities.
Also, if Belykh won’t be detained, he can escape abroad, as well as obstruct the investigation, exert pressure on witnesses, using his official authority and broad personal connections, thinks the Investigative committee.
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