Brother of Vladivostok Mayor charged with influence peddling
Andrey Pushkarev has been charged on suspicion of influence peddling.
The detained brother of the Vladivistok mayor, Andrey Pushkarev, has been charged with an offense under art. 204 para. 4 of the Russian Criminal Code (influence peddling committed by a group of persons by prior agreement).
As a reminder, the mayor of Vladivostok Igor Pushkarev stands accused of abuse of power and influence peddling (art. 285 para. 3 of the Russian Criminal Code and art. 204 para. 3 of the Russian Criminal Code). According to investigators, Pushkarev sold at an inflated price the building materials of the Vostoktsement Company to the company of his accomplice Andrey Lushnikov, Dorogi Vladivostoka (Roads of Vladivostok). This way the mayor managed to earn at least 45 million rubles.
On June 2, the Basmanny Court of Moscow arrest Igor Pushkarev and Andrey Lushnikov (the latter is accused of influence peddling under art. 204 para. 3 of the Russian Criminal Code) and placed them in custody until July 31. At the moment, they remain in Moscow. According to preliminary information, soon Andrey Pushkarev will join them, though his lawyer insists on house arrest for his client, motivating it by his state of health.
"It was a targeted killing": ICR checks powerlifter Drachev's murderer for involvement in other crimes
The investigation into the high-profile murder of the world champion is ongoing. Given the reputation and family ties of Anar Allakhveranov, whose elder brother is serving a sentence for a similar crime on the grounds of extortion, new episodes may emerge in the case. The family of Andrey Drachev and his lawyers are positive – the killing was no accident.
Lawyer of former Governor of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh, Andrey Grokhotov reported that his client needs to be transferred from the pre-trial detention center to the Matrosskaya Tishina hospital due to poor health.
The video shows the second episode of the fight between the powerlifter and Anar Allakhveranov, during which the murderer dealt a series of crushing blows, deliberately bludgeoning the world champion without letting him recover. According to the regional leadership of the National Guard of Russia, that same video denies the inaction allegations filed against soldiers of the National Guard.
Earlier, Deputy Head of the State Duma Rules Committee Mikhail Romanov noted that to avoid a conflict of interest when considering Poklonskaya's declaration, the committee would be headed by its first deputy, but the situation came to an easier resolution.