Deputy Head of St. Petersburg district administration is justified on case of bribe
Investigators disagree with the court’s decision and intend to petition for appeal.
The Krasnogvardeysky District Court of St. Petersburg acquitted the former Deputy Head of Administration of the Krasnogvardeisky district Mikhail Gusev on the case of especially large bribe and abuse of official powers, reported RAPSI with reference to the Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in St. Petersburg. Investigating officers consider the not guilty verdict unreasonable and are already preparing for submission of the appeal.
According to the investigators, in November, 2013 the official transferred state area to the gratuitous use of a private company. Subsequently, the site was strongly polluted by waste of the IV class of danger, which brought to budget damage in the amount of 24.5 million rubles.
As law enforcement authorities consider, Gusev could prevent a catastrophic situation in the territory, however he was closing his eyes to all violations for the monetary reward from commercial structure. According to investigating officers, during the period from November 27, 2013 to July 22, 2014 the official got several bribes for the total amount of 850 thousand rubles.
"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.