Kaliningrad prosecutor fired for briber became Governor Belykh’s lawyer
The Kirov Governor Nikita Belykh’s lawyer himself is under investigation and travel restrictions from Kaliningrad.
Later, the lawyers have managed to appeal the sentence of the former prosecutor. In April 2016, the case was sent back to the court. Volokha himself was released on travel restrictions.
At the same time he was placed in the register of the Chamber of Attorneys of the Moscow Region. The corresponding number for him was secured on April 20, 2016.
The prosecutor's office of the Kaliningrad region has already claimed that an investigation will be carried out as Volokh being under travel restrictions got to Moscow and now defends the Governor Belykh in court.
Nikita Belykh was detained in Moscow on June 24, 2016. According to the investigators, the Governor personally and through an intermediary received a bribe on a large scale for a total amount of 400 thousand euros (24.1 million rubles). On the eve, the Moscow City Court upheld his detention until 24 August. He is charged under p. 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code (bribery in especially large amount).
The Governor does not plead guilty. At the hearing on the pre-trial restrictions, Belykh said that he "never received any bribes and was not going to."
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