Taishet city mayor arrested for two months
The court has selected a preventive measure against Mayor of the Taishet district of Irkutsk region Aleksandr Velichko; the official has been arrested for two months.
Let us recall that, as previously reported by the CrimeRussia, the mayor is suspected of corruption and fraud. On February 9, the mayor's office was searched. According to the prosecutor's office, four artesian wells belonging to the municipality have been illegally transferred to the ownership of the private company VAV LLC.
Meanwhile, these wells had been created by local authorities using budget money. The expenditure part was 3.2 million rubles. In addition, VAV LLC annually received 15 million rubles from Baykalenergo for wells exploitation.
The prosecution has replaced life sentence for Lieutenant of the Federal Security Service (FSB) Aleksey Korotkov with 24 years behind bars in exchange for his support to the investigation: in particular, exposure of other gang’s members who had been dealing with murders of businessmen and random people for more than 10 years.