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.
The story with the arrest of Igor Vainshtok, creator of famous bifidok, in absentia and his escape is pretty confusing. The company founded by him still remains the largest probiotics producer in Russia and generates multimillion profits – however, somehow it was declared bankrupt. An international warrant has been issued against Vainshtok for non-payment of salaries – while the businessman calls his prosecution an element of the raiding takeover of his company that was already recognized a raidership victim in the past. Concurrently, employees of Partner Joint Stock Company created by Vainshtok claim that he has stolen not only millions of rubles from the base bank of Roscosmos – but, more importantly, the bifidok inventorship. So, whom has Vainshtok fled from?
According to the head of the state-owned company, the Russian business “rebuilt the country,” “restored the collapsed Soviet enterprises,” “returned the salary to the people,” “filled the budget with money.”