Case of corrupt ex-mayor of Kopeysk referred to court
The Prosecutor's Office of the Chelyabinsk region has approved the indictment against former Mayor of Kopeysk Vyacheslav Istomin. The criminal case had been referred to court for consideration on merits.
The former mayor is accused of bribe-taking on an especially large scale (item с part 5 of Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code).
FSB officers detained Istomin at the workplace in July 2016 and arrested him for a period of two months. In September, considering the conclusion of a pre-trial cooperation agreement with the investigation and the confessions of the accused, the court softened the measure of restraint, placing him under house arrest.
According to the criminal case of Vyacheslav Istomin, in the period from 2012 to 2014, the former head of Kopeysk received bribes totaling more than 2 million rubles (35 thousand dollars) for the transfer of land use rights to a local businessman and the conclusion of contracts for the supply of equipment for school meals.
The miraculous landing of an Airbus A321 belonging to Ural Airlines on a cornfield raised a number of questions in relation to waste landfills in the metropolitan area. The airbus struck a flock of seagulls because an illegal dump site was established not far from Zhukovsky International Airport. The CrimeRussia performed its own inquest to uncover ties between the emergency landing of the A321 and Andrei Vorobiev, Governor of the Moscow Region. It turned out that dump sites, seagulls, officials of Ramenskoe, and detained thief-in-law Shishkan are links of the same chain that cannot be broken even by the law enforcement authorities. After the aerial incident, a criminal case was instituted under Article 263 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (violation of the rules for traffic safety and operation of the railway, air, sea and inland water transportation systems). But the question is: why no criminal proceedings were launched in relation to the corruption and establishment of illegal landfills?