Protection of Mari El former Governor Markelov appealed his arrest
The ex-Head of the region is accused of 235 million rubles ($4.17m) bribe-taking. Leonid Markelov does not admit his guilt, declaring that "authoritative people" are ready to stand bail for him.
Lawyers of Mari El Republic former Head Leonid Markelov appealed his arrest upon the case of receiving multimillion bribes to the Moscow City Court, lawyer Alexey Dudnik told journalists on April 17.
Earlier, as the CrimeRussia wrote, the defense of the official appealed the initiation of a criminal case against Markelov. The former Governor himself does not admit his guilt during the court hearing, stressing that "authoritative people" are ready to stand bail for him.
To recall, the Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested Markelov for two months, which he will serve in the Lefortovo pre-trial detention center. According to the investigation, the ex-Governor of Mari El received a bribe of more than 235 million rubles ($4.17m) through a confidant, Natalia Kozhanova, from founder of the Akashevskaya factory Nikolay Krivash for patronage and assistance with state support for the development of the agricultural complex.
Joint business of Industry and Trade Minister’s father and Rostec Director’s son in Moscow and Gelendzhik
The company of the father of the Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the son of the General Director of the corporation Rostec has interests in winemaking and building apartments in Gelendzhik, as well as in the hotel business, taxi service and financial services in Moscow.
The damage from illegal actions of lumberjacks is estimated at 1 billion rubles ($16.8m). Without ties with the government and the police, it would be impossible to conduct activities on such a scale, the Head of the region is sure.