Investigation requests court to extend arrest for Nikita Belykh
The investigation requests to extend the arrest of former Governor of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh, accused of bribery, until March 24.
"The court will consider the investigation's request on December 21," the Press Secretary of the Basmanny Court of Moscow Yunona Tsareva told RIA Novosti.
There is a criminal investigation into bribe-taking in the amount of 400 thousand euro against Belykh. The former Governor was caught red-handed in a Moscow restaurant on June 23. Belykh could not explain how or why he was carrying bundles of money with him; although, he does not consider himself a bribe-taker and intends to prove his innocence in court.
“Enthrone Rostik”. Ex-Mayor of Yalta, acquitted as per request of Prosecutor General’s Office, to return to power?
The Yalta City Court detained notorious developer Yuri Dubrovitsky who has defrauded more than 100 construction co-investors. The CrimeRussia found out that, in the past, Dubrovitsky was charged with swindling and illegal construction in Sochi – but escaped punishment and launched his construction business in Crimea with the support of Sergei Aksenov, Head and Prime Minister of the Republic of Crimea, and Andrei Rostenko, Ex-Mayor of Yalta. The criminal case against Rostenko was closed in December 2018 – Viktor Grin', Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, had personally interceded for him. By a weird coincidence, a day before the examination of the cassation appeal in the Moscow City Court, the State Council of Crimea has donated Russia Sanatorium and Resort Complex to the Prosecutor General's Office. The deluxe property 22.8 thousand square meters in size is worth 428.1 million rubles ($6.5 million); its closed territory occupies 14.5 ha of land; and it has a private access to the sea. It became known that Rostenko does not make a secret out of his ambitions to become the Yalta Mayor again. The CrimeRussia reviewed the most recent scandals involving ‘unsinkable' Rostik.