Prosecutor General’s Office approved accusations against ex-Mayor of Yoshkar-Ola
Former city's Mayor is accused of bribe-taking on an especially large scale.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation approved the indictment against ex-Mayor of Yokshar-Ola Pavel Plotnikov. He is accused of Illegal Business Activity participation (Article 289 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and Bribe-Taking on an especially large scale (item (g), part 4 and item (c), part 5 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
To recall, according to the investigators, Plotnikov, being the First Deputy Mayor of Yoshkar-Ola - the Chairman of the Committee on the management of the municipal property, has got a bribe from a businessman in the form of an apartment worth 4 million rubles ($66.7 thousand). Then the former Mayor illegally managed Stolitsa-Stroy LLC, which is engaged in housing construction.
On May 23, 2017, the Yoshkar-Ola Court pronounced a sentence to local businessman Aleksander Turuev, accused of preparation of Plotnikov's murder during his work as the Mayor of Yoshkar-Ola. The businessman got nine years in a colony.
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