Seven people arrested in case of corruption in Sochi administration

Seven people arrested in case of corruption in Sochi administration
Sergey Yurin (on the left) and Anatoly Rykov Photo: sochiadm.ru

High-ranking officials, two lawyers and one businessman were sent to custody.

The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested the first deputy mayor of Sochi, Sergey Yurin, who is accused of two particularly grave episodes of corruption in an organized group, until December 15. On the same day, Yurin’s predecessor, Anatoly Rykov, who worked at the time of detention of the deputy CEO of ANO Rosgonki, was sent to custody, reports TASS.

According to the news agency, at the trial, Yurin said that one of the crimes he had been charged with was connected with the construction site opposite the Black Sea. The defense offered to pay a bail of 2 million rubles ($ 30,000) or place the official under house arrest. However, the judge found the prosecution's charge justified. The prosecution insisted on the arrest, as it believed that Yurin would destroy the evidence in the case and influence the witnesses.

In addition, the court arrested the former deputy head of the Sochi administration’s legal department, Andrey Leventyuk, deputy director of the economics and strategic development department of the Sochi administration Alexander Ivanov, lawyers Nikolay Grebenyuk and Alexey Litvinov, owner of the manufactory Yug Igor Stroganov.

According to the investigation, the crimes were committed in the period from 2010 to 2016. Stroganov is accused of bribe-giving, the rest of the details were not disclosed. The criminal case was initiated on October 15, 2018, the detention of the persons of interest took place two days later in Sochi.

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