Investigative Committee requests mitigation of Udmurt ex-Head's measure of restraint
Aleksander Soloviev is accused of taking a bribe in the amount of 140 million rubles ($2.3 million) The investigation demands to send him under house arrest.
The investigation requests the release of former Head of Udmurtia, Aleksander Soloviev, under house arrest, Soloviev's lawyer Aleksey Ulyanov told TASS. The official, we recall, is accused of taking bribes in the amount of 140 million rubles ($2.3 million).
Earlier, the Basmanny Court of Moscow extended the term of Soloviev's arrest until September 4. According to the investigation, the former Governor received bribes from a company which builds bridges across the rivers in Udmurtia, as well as a share in a commercial organization worth 2.7 million rubles ($44 thousand).
The Investigative Committee emphasizes that the guilt of the suspect is confirmed by the testimony of witnesses, among whom there are employees of the municipality and the administration of the Republic of Udmurtia. Solovyov admitted his guilt. He is charged with a crime provided under part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking by an official holding a public office on an especially large scale).