Vladimir former Vice-Governor Khvostov charged with corruption
The official is placed in the pre-trial detention center until the end of 2016.
The Vladimir Region Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee brought the charge against the former Deputy Governor Dmitry Khvostov. The former official held on charges of bribe-taking in an especially large scale (part 6, Art. 290 of the Criminal Code), the press service of the regional Investigative Department reported.
In addition, the investigators reported that the court dismissed the Khvostov’s appeal that means that the measure of restraint for him remains unchanged. Earlier, the Oktyabrsky district court issued a decree according to which Dmitry Khvostov will stay under arrest in the pre-trial detention center until 25 December 2016.
According to local media, during the hearing the Prosecutor pointed out that the official is suspected of particularly grave crime, the maximum penalty for which can reach 15 years in prison. Therefore, a preventive measure should be appropriate. According to the prosecution, Khvostov could put pressure on other defendants in the case.
The former Vice-Governor of the Vladimir region was detained on October 26 in Krasnodar. The same day the suspect was transferred to the Vladimir pre-trial detention center.
According to investigators, in early 2014 one of the local businessman offered Khvostov to assist in the construction of the object at the expense of the state in an effort to avoid responsibility for the construction of a social object at the expense of the company. In March the sum of 1.4 million rubles was transferred to the account of the intermediary. After the procedure of cashing the bribe was transferred directly to Khvostov.
The investigation believes that Khvostov overseeing the construction industry and exceeding his official powers rendered services to entrepreneurs.
Rosfinmonitoring (Federal Financial Monitoring Service) analyzed the data of the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers and discovered thousands of offshore companies through which the Russians laundered billions of rubles. Materials on deputies and governors were handed over to law enforcers.
A spokesperson of the Prosecutor's office said that the ECHR had not studied all the materials of the criminal case, so they were offered not to overturn the verdict, but to send the case for a new review in court.