Ex-deputy head of Vladimir region tried for forth time
Dmitry Khvostov is accused of taking numerous bribes on an especially large scale.
Fourth criminal case for taking a bribe on en especially large scale has been initiated against former Vice-Governor of the Vladimir region Dmitry Khvostov. This is reported by the regional ICR’s press service.
According to investigation, in September 2015, the official promised one of heads of the local construction companies to assist in the receipt of an order for the construction of social housing. The businessman was to give Khvostov one million rubles through an intermediary as gratitude, but the then vice-governor managed to receive only 800 thousand rubles.
Khvostov would receive bribes from other entrepreneurs in the region using a similar scheme, as a result of which three criminal cases have been instituted against him. According to investigators, in total, the official received about 17 million rubles and an apartment.
Khvostov has been detained in the Krasnodar region, where he went immediately after his dismissal. Later he was transferred to Vladimir, and is now in custody.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had seen plenty of scandals throughout its history. In the end of 2017, it ceased financing of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on suspicion of misuse of funds by its management. However, the IOC couldn’t even think that international drug trafficker Gafur Rakhimov, member of the criminal ‘Brothers’ Circle’ put on the OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List, is going to take charge of it soon. Furthermore, Rakhimov has contributed greatly to the selection of Sochi the place of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Kochkin is detained in the headquarters building and brought to the police department, where policemen drew up a protocol under Violating the Established Procedure for Arranging or Conducting a Meeting, Rally, Demonstration, Procession or Picket (part 8 of Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). According to the activist, in the near future he will go on trial.