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 special services believe that Russian Interior Ministry officials could have cooperated with the press to sell passport applications and border-crossing data of the two men suspected of poisoning the Skripals in Salisbury.