Former Udmurt Republic Governor’s defense appeals his arrest
Aleksandr Solovyev’s attorneys appealed his arrest. May we remind you, court remanded Aleksandr Solovyev on suspicion of taking a bribe.
Former Udmurt Republic Governor Aleksandr Solovyev’s defense appealed his arrest, according to attorney Galina Gamburg as quoted by the Interfax News Agency. It has yet to be known whether the appeal was accepted or not, according to the attorney.
Aleksandr Solovyev was in good health when court imposed the pre-trial restriction on him, the attorney pointed out.
Solovyev was remanded for 2 months on April 4, as earlier reported by crimerussia.com. The public official is accused of taking a bribe. Solovyev was paid about 140 million rubles to use budget money to immediately pay for construction of bridges across the Kama and Buy rivers in the republic, according to a pre-trial investigation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed the Governor due to loss of trust. Aleksandr Brechalov was appointed the acting Udmurt Republic Governor.
In early November 2017, Basmanny Court of Moscow has satisfied the motion brought by the Main Investigations Directorate in the City of Moscow of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) and remanded Aleksander Shukyurov, Director of the Capital Renovation Directorate State Budgetary Institution of Moscow, in custody. The head of the institution subordinate to the Department of Capital Renovation of the City of Moscow that had acted as the client in tenders worth dozens of billions of rubles is suspected of swindling on an especially large scale.