Bribe-giving defendants named in Udmurtia Head’s case

Bribe-giving defendants named in Udmurtia Head’s case
Alexander Zabarsky and Alexander Soloviev

According to some information, searches are currently being conducted in the apartment of Alexander Soloviev.

Other defendants were named in the criminal case against Head of Udmurtia Alexander Soloviev. Local publications report with reference to sources that the case materials feature former Deputy Minister of Transport and Road Economy of Udmurtia Alexander Soloviev (the namesake of the Head of the Republic). He is suspected of Exceeding Official Powers (part 1 of Art. 286 of the Criminal Code), Abuse of Official Powers (part 1 of Art. 285 of the Criminal Code) and Mediation in Bribery (part 4 of Art. 291.1 of the Criminal Code). A case was opened against CEO of SP Mostostroy-12 LLC Alexander Zabarsky on suspicion of Bribe-Giving (part 5 of Art. 291 of the Criminal Code). The same article is also attributed to Sergey Polevikov. He is a co-founder of SP Fonika LLC (100% founder of SP Mostostroy-12, where Zabarsky is also the CEO). Bribe-giving is also imputed on R.M. Valeev, but there is no additional information about this person. 

The case papers feature several legal entities: RIK LLC, which is a concessionaire for the construction of a bridge over the Kama and Bui rivers, Mostostroy-12 LLC, which is the general contractor, Udmurtstalmost LLC, Resurs-Invest LLC, Dom-invest LLC, Stroy-invest LLC, which touch upon the bridge construction project.

Earlier, there appeared information that Udmurtia witnessed detention of Udmurtavtodor director Alexander Korepanov.

According to some reports, searches are currently being conducted in the apartment of Alexander Soloviev, where operatives are looking for money, securities and documents that will help in the investigation of the criminal case.

As it has been reported before, this morning the Head of Udmurtia in handcuffs was taken to Moscow for investigative actions. Alexander Soloviev is suspected of bribe-taking in the amount of 139 million rubles ($2.4m), which he received for ensuring payment of works from the federal and regional budgets, as well as the allocation of licenses for geological exploration of the subsoil and for exploration and extraction of sand and sand and gravel mixture.

A criminal case has been opened against Soloviev on committing two especially grave crimes under part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Bribe-Taking by a person who holds a government post of the Russian Federation on an especially large scale).

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