Far Eastern corruptionist Horoshavin and Pushkarev became cellmates in Matrosskaya Tishina

Far Eastern corruptionist Horoshavin and Pushkarev became cellmates in Matrosskaya Tishina
Alexander Horoshavin Photo: TASS / Anton Novoderezhkin

The prisoners did not complain about the conditions of detention, feeling quite comfortable in the pre-trial detention center.⁠

The Mayor of Vladivostok Igor Pushkarev, accused of abuse of official powers and commercial bribery, sitting in the pre-trial detention center Matrosskaya Tishina (Sailor's Silence) in the same cell with the ex-Governor of Sakhalin region Alexander Khoroshavin, who is charged with bribe-taking. This was reported to RIA PrimaMedia by the representative of the Public Oversight Commission (POC) in Moscow.

Members of the POC visited Igor Pushkarev in the Matrosskaya Tishina, talked to him and his fellow inmates. "They are not killers, not antisocial elements, they are quite decent people charged with economic crimes," – quoted him the representative of the POC. One of the inmates Pushkarev is a former Governor of Sakhalin region Alexander Khoroshavin, known for his high-profile corruption case.

According to the representative of the Public Oversight Commission, the ex-Mayor of Vladivostok and others did not complain on detention conditions, calling them quite comfortably. Prisoners also have no complaints on the food. They have the opportunity to order the necessary products available through the store. The camera has a TV, so Pushkarev and Horoshavin are watching the events, taking place in the world.

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Photo: Igor Pushkarev

As previously reported the CrimeRussia, Pushkarev is accused of abuse of official powers and commercial bribery. He was arrested in June 2016. According to investigators, Pushkarev organized the purchase of large amount of construction materials at inflated prices by Roads of Vladivostok from the group VostokCement companies, which is owned by two brothers of the Mayor in 2009-2014. The General Director of the holding company VostokCement Andrey Pushkarev has also been accused of complicity in the swindling and placed under house arrest. he investigation evaluated the damage, caused by illegal activities of the Mayor, at an amount of about 157 million rubles.

Alexander Horoshavin is in the pre-trial detention center for over a year. Recall that, according to investigators, in 2009 the Head of Sakhalin Region Khoroshavin created OCG, which included other officials of the region. In the period from 2009 to 2015 high-ranking civil servants have received from 8 entrepreneurs, working in the field of fisheries, agriculture, transport and construction, bribes for protection. The total amount of bribes, according to the ICR data, is more than 522 million rubles. Investigative actions in the criminal case against him and several former officials are completed. Defendants and their lawyers have begun to get acquainted with the case materials.

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