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.
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