Prosecutor requests 17 years' imprisonment for Vladivostok ex-Mayor Pushkarev
Alleged accomplice Lushnikov may be convicted to 14 years in prison.
At a meeting in the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow, the prosecutor requested 17 years in a penal colony for the former Mayor of Vladivostok, Igor Pushkarev, accused of taking bribes for 75 million rubles ($1.1m). Also, the prosecution asked to impose a fine of 500 million rubles and to ban Pushkarev to hold positions in the civil service and local government bodies related to the implementation of administrative functions for 14 years. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
A possible accomplice of Pushkarev, the ex-director of the unitary municipal enterprise Vladivostok Roads, Andrey Lushnikov, faces 14 years in a strict regime colony with a fine of 375.6 million rubles and deprivation of the right to hold an administrative position in state bodies and local governments for 13 years. He is accused of forging documents and abuse of official powers.
Brother of ex-Mayor Andrey Pushkarev faces eight years probation due to a facial injury. The charge for him was determined in 500 million rubles.
According to investigators, from 2008 to 2015, the Mayor of Vladivostok, Igor Pushkarev, facilitated the conclusion of municipal contracts in the field of road construction between the Mayor's Office and the Vladivostok Roads municipal unitary enterprise and then sought to purchase building materials at inflated prices from companies controlled by him. As a result, contracts for 1.2 billion rubles were concluded with them, Pushkarev's relatives received dividends for 471.7 million rubles, and Vladivostok Roads were damaged by 143.6 million rubles.
It concerns entrepreneur Dmitry Motorin, Boris Usherovich, a co-owner of the Group of Companies 1520, and Novoe Vremya board member, Ivan Stankevich. Motorin is accused of giving a bribe on an especially large scale, and Stankevich and Usherovich are charged with bribe-taking.
This week, the judicial debates in the trial of Vladimir Barsukov-Kumarin charged with creation of Tambovskie organized criminal group have been finished in the Kuibyshevsky District Court of St. Petersburg. If the court upholds the stance of the state prosecution, the once-influential criminal ‘authority’ may be convicted to almost 25 years behind bars. In reality, this translates into a life term for the legend of criminal St. Petersburg.