Udmurtavtodor director detained following Udmurtia Head
Korepanov was questioned in the case of abuse of official powers by Deputy Minister of Transport and Road Management Alexander Soloviev (the namesake of the Head of Udmurtia).
Director of state unitary enterprise Udmurtavtodor (SUE) Alexander Korepanov was detained this morning, after the arrest of Udmurtia Head Alexander Soloviev. This is reported by Day.org with reference to its own sources. Earlier, Korepanov was questioned in the case of abuse of official powers by Deputy Minister of Transport and Road Management Alexander Soloviev (the namesake of the Head of Udmurtia).
Head of Udmurtia Alexander Soloviev, ex-Mayor of Izhevsk Denis Agashin and head of Udmurtavtodor Alexander Korepanov
Recall, today information about the arrest of Udmurtia Head Alexander Soloviev appeared. It became known that he was seen handcuffed on the Moscow flight number 18 301. He was accompanied by four law enforcement officers, two of whom were in uniform. According to media reports, at the moment the Head's apartments are being searched.
According to a report on the official website of the ICR, Soloviev was charged with "a criminal case in connection with the commission of two particularly grave crimes under part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Bribe-Taking on an especially large scale by an official holding a public office). He is accused of bribe-taking in the amount of 139 million rubles ($2.47m) from heads of organizations that are building bridges across the Kama River and the Bui River near the town of Kambarka in the Udmurt Republic.
Previously, the situation was commented by press secretary of the region's Head Elena Kapitonenko. According to her, the Head of Udmurtia does not appear in the workplace, however, she does not have any information about his detention. She also notes that there are no searches in the building of the Administration.
Alexander Soloviev took over the post of Udmurtia Head in September 2014 on the results of the elections.
The ICR has reported on solving the murder of Ilya Pichko, who had been due to testify in the high-profile case of smuggling at the hearing on December 18. The search for the head of Yugo-Vostochnaya Torgovaya Kompaniya began after he failed to appear at the hearing scheduled for December 11.