Court prolonged arrest of former Vice-Governor of Vladimir region
Dmitry Hvostov accused of taking numerous bribes will remain in the pre-trial detention center till June 26.
The court in Vladimir has prolonged arrest term to former Vice Governor of the region Dmitry Hvostov, who is incriminated receiving several bribes. According to the judgment, the official will remain in the pre-trial detention center till June 26.
It is noted that Hvostov's lawyers petitioned for house arrest of the client, insisting that the ex-Deputy Head of area has to care for sick parents after whom the disabled brother of Hvostov looks now.
But the court considered these arguments insufficient. As the CrimeRussia wrote earlier, four criminal cases are initiated against Hvostov.
According to the investigators, in September, 2015 the official promised one of heads of local civil engineering firm to promote in obtaining the order for construction of social housing by him. The businessman as gratitude had to transfer Hvostov one million rubles ($17.000) through the intermediary, however, the Vice Governor of that time managed to receive only 800 thousand rubles ($14.000).
According to the similar scheme, Hvostov got bribes and from other businessmen of the region therefore criminal cases were initiated against him. In total, as investigators established, the official received about 17 million rubles ($297.000) and the apartment.
Hvostov was detained already in the Krasnodar Region, where he went right after the dismissal. Later he was transported under guard to Vladimir and now is held in custody.
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