Police detain Sochi Deputy Mayor for Construction, Ivan Bomberger
The official refuted the media reports.
According to reports, the detention is associated with the legal suit about contracts for illegal construction of a residential complex by the Ostrinsky contractor company. The Sochi administration is questioning those who might have been involved in land allocation for the illegal construction.
According to Ivan Bomberger, whom RBC contacted, the illegal construction issue was widely publicized. "No one knows who would be arrested after the vice mayor... most likely, I will be this person," he said. Bomberger also denied he had been detained, saying that he is currently in his office.
Earlier it was reported that First Deputy Mayor of Sochi, Mugdin Chermit, was detained on April 18. The investigation believes that Chermit had signed Ostrinsky’s papers for permission to build the residential complex, although he knew that it was in fact illegal.
On October 15, the Russian branch of Amnesty International reported on the abduction of its employee Oleg Kozlovsky by unknown persons during the monitoring of protests in Magas against the agreement on borders with Chechnya.