Vice-Governor of Vladimir gets around house arrest
Yelena Mazanko is a person of interest in a bribery case.
The Basmanny Court of the capital refused to extend the house arrest of the Vice-Governor of the Vladimir Region, Yelena Mazanko, who is accused of taking bribes. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the press service of the court.
The term of Mazanko’s previous pre-trial restriction measure expires on September 1.
It is to be recalled that the vice-governor was sent under house arrest on July 6, although the investigation insisted on taking the official in custody. According to the Investigative Committee, Mazanko received an illegal reward for facilitating the signing of contracts for a total amount of at least 3 million rubles. It was also reported that the bribes in which the vice-governor is accused are related to the distribution of land in the Vladimir Region.
The story with the arrest of Igor Vainshtok, creator of famous bifidok, in absentia and his escape is pretty confusing. The company founded by him still remains the largest probiotics producer in Russia and generates multimillion profits – however, somehow it was declared bankrupt. An international warrant has been issued against Vainshtok for non-payment of salaries – while the businessman calls his prosecution an element of the raiding takeover of his company that was already recognized a raidership victim in the past. Concurrently, employees of Partner Joint Stock Company created by Vainshtok claim that he has stolen not only millions of rubles from the base bank of Roscosmos – but, more importantly, the bifidok inventorship. So, whom has Vainshtok fled from?
According to the head of the state-owned company, the Russian business “rebuilt the country,” “restored the collapsed Soviet enterprises,” “returned the salary to the people,” “filled the budget with money.”