Irkutsk Deputy mayor arrested for 2 months over 2.5-mln-rub bribe
In the Irkutsk region, First Deputy Mayor of Kazachinsko-Lensky district of the Irkutsk region Artem Amosov has been arrested for 2 months. He is suspected of bribe-taking. No measure of restraint has been selected for Mayor Aleksandr Abramenko, detained along with him.
According to the press service of the ICR Investigations Directorate for the Irkutsk region, the election of a preventive measure for Mayor of the Lensky district Aleksandr Abramenko has been postponed.
As previously reported by the CrimeRussia, Mayor of Kazachinsko-Lensky district Aleksandr Abramenko and his deputy Artem Amosov were detained taking a large-scale bribe in the Irkutsk region on February 3 as part of a joint operation of the ICR and the Federal Security Service. As a result of search in Amosov's apartment, a large amount of cash (2,575,000 rubles) was seized. According to investigation, the officials had received the money for signing acceptance certificates under the municipal contract for the construction of "New solid waste landfill in Kazachinsko-Lensky region."
The regional ICR has initiated a criminal case on the elements of crime provided for in part 2 of Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code (Bribe-taking on an Especially Large Scale).
Recently, on the free ads website Avito.ru quite an unusual offer appeared among the proposals to buy used things, cars, etc. – about the sale of Tushinsky Mashinostroitelny Zavod (TMZ), OJSC (Tushinsky Machine Building Plant), the assets of which were estimated by the sellers at 10.35 billion rubles ($163 million). The cadastral valuation date of the plant is January-June 2018. But, according to experts, even in cadastral value, it should be estimated at no less than 18.7 billion rubles ($294 million). However, this ad is already missing at the mentioned link in the section “Ready-made business. Production.”
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