Former Vice-Mayor of Chebarkul arrested

Former Vice-Mayor of Chebarkul arrested
Oleg Soloviev

The ex-official helped businessmen to get municipal contracts for bribes.⁠

The Chebarkulsky Court placed former Deputy Mayor of the city Oleg Soloviev, accused of bribery, in custody for two months.

Soloviev was interrogated in the pre-trial detention center by the investigator, explaining this by saying that the accused could hide.

According to investigators, the official got a bribe in the form of property-related services from a local entrepreneur, who gave an apartment to the Vice-Mayor for living free of charge in 2016. The estimated cost of the service is over 100 thousand rubles ($1.800). Oleg Soloviev rewarded the businessman for the accommodation helping him obtain municipal contracts for city development. Besides, director of Chebarkulgorvodokanal LLC Yevgeny Borodin paid a fine of 15 thousand rubles for the official that he got for violation of financial discipline. In return, the Vice-Mayor helped the organization to sign a contract with the administration without a tender.

A criminal case was opened against Soloviev under part 2 and part 3 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking), as well as under part1 of Art. 285 (Abuse of Official Powers).

We should remind that Oleg Soloviev was dismissed from the post of Vice-Mayor in October 2016 at the request of the Prosecutor's Office after he submitted a false income declaration for 2015, partially concealing his income and that of his spouse. After the dismissal, Chebarkul Administration was searched and documents from Soloviev’s office were seized.



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