Contractor of Zenit-Arena, who bribed former St. Petersburg Vice-Governor, arrested
The court placed Vasily Slivkin, accused of transferring 20 million rubles ($348.000) to Marat Oganesyan, into a custody for a month and a half.
The Oktyabrsky District Court of St. Petersburg imprisoned the main person involved in the bribery transfer case to former Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Marat Oganesyan, general director of StroyElektroMontazh (SEM) No. 5 Vasily Slivkin. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to press secretary of the City Court of St. Petersburg Daria Lebedeva.
According to her, the term of arrest is determined until July 3. Earlier, the same court arrested the son of Vasily Slivkin - Kirill Slivkin and Nikolay Khripunov, who are suspected of mediating a bribe of 20 million rubles to the ex-Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg.
Both arrested are also employees of this company. Kirill Slivkin is the deputy director of StroyElectroMontage, and Nikolay Khripunov works as a senior economist in it.
It should be recalled that the second criminal case against Marat Oganesyan, who is in the remand center on charges of committing a crime under Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Swindling), was instituted on May 5 under Article 291 of the Criminal Code Bribe-Taking.
The main figurant of the case, Vasily Slivkin, was detained in Moscow in May 2016 in the case of fraud. According to the version of the ICR, during the management of the SEM-5, he stole 74 million rubles ($1.2m) in the execution of the contract for the supply of lighting for the stadium and 289 million rubles ($5m) for the supply of electrical equipment.
In Kabardino-Balkaria, an officer of Rospotrebnadzor (Federal Service on Customers' Rights Protection and Human Well-being Surveillance) had received a bribe for protection. The businessman, who had given the bribe, has turned to police.
In the last two years, the management of SK Balt-Stroy Limited Liability Company was involved into two criminal cases pertaining to embezzlements in the Ministry of Culture (Restorers’ case) and embezzlements during the construction of Vladimir Putin’s residence in Novo-Ogarevo. However, this hasn’t affected the company’s business affairs in any way. Governmental contracts with SK Balt-Stroy are extended on a regular basis. Structures affiliated with the company have been recently awarded a contract to restore the Kremlin towers. The CrimeRussia was figuring out why do the disreputable restorers still continue working in the Kremlin?