Nizhny Novgorod Duma ex-deputy arrested for drugs
Alexey Belkin is suspected of illegal storage of banned substances.
Former parliamentarian of the Nizhny Novgorod City Duma Alexey Belkin was arrested in Moscow on suspicion of drug possession, FederalPress reports citing the press service of the Ostankino District Court.
It is noted that the ex-deputy will stay in the pre-trial detention center for two months.
We add that Belkin was a popular candidate in the City Duma of Nizhny Novgorod from 2011 to 2015. In addition, according to open sources, Belkin is an active member of the Russian Cynological Federation presidium and organizer of dog shows.
The income of the former Head and co-owner of Kolmar coal company for 2017 and the first three months of 2018 runs at 846 thousand rubles ($13.500). In late April, the authorities of the Kemerovo region reported that during the reporting period, Tsivilin did not earn a penny.
The lawyer of Marina Semynina, the civil-law wife of former Acting Head of the MIA General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption (GUEBiPK) Department ‘T’ Dmitry Zakharchenko, who is accused of a number of corruption crimes, intends to sue the officers of the Federal Bailiff Service.
Irkutsk region Forestry Department deputy minister arrested for illegal woodcutting at nature reserve
Aleksey Tugi is one of the suspects investigated by the police for woodcutting at a nature reserve. The police also arrested people working for the Irkutsk Forest Protection Center and the Kazachinsko-Lensky Forestry. They allowed to cut down 116 hectares of the forest.