Moscow asks Georgia to extradite deputies Glushkovs accused of bribery
The people's representatives from Nizhny Novgorod are involved in fraud cases during a bus station reconstruction.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation sent a request to Georgia with regards to extradition of detained deputies from Nizhny Novgorod – Vladimir and Alexander Glushkov, who in Russia are accused of fraud during a bus station reconstruction and bribery, the ICR’s press service reported.
“Currently, the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian Federation is addressing the issue of the extradition of the Glushkovs in order to bring them to criminal responsibility in Russia,” said the agency’s spokesman.
According to investigators, in July 2015, Vladimir Glushkov gave his brother Alexander a bribe of 6 million rubles ($ 91,000) from a head of a construction company, to whom the deputies promised to give land for the construction of two residential buildings.
From 2013 to 2016, the Glushkov brothers, as well as lawyer Anna Ignasheva, businessman Vladimir Pryadilov and a MUE director Mikhail Gromov forged, as the investigators believe, documents for the land plot with a bus station built on it in order to build a shopping center. The new building was erected under the guise of reconstruction of the bus station complex.
Every big Russian city has ‘untouchable' people who are beyond the reach of the law enforcement authorities – generals, judges, mayors, etc. Despite overwhelming evidence sufficient to prosecute them, such persons cannot be busted without authorization from the federal center. There is also another type of corrupt officials: their deeds are well-known – but these people are so generous, hospitable, and understanding that no one is willing to arrest them.