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.
Lieutenant General Oleg Troshin announced he is going to retire in May 2018. He is doing it following a decision taken a year ago – not due to non-existent issues with the agency reported by some local media outlets.