Head of Russia’s Udmurt Republic arrested in corruption case
MOSCOW, April 4 (RAPSI) – The Investigative Committee has launched a criminal case against head of Russia’s Udmurt Republic Alexander Solovyov who is suspected of corruption crimes, RAPSI learnt from the Committee’s press-service on Tuesday.
Solovyov is suspected of taking a large-scale bribe. Alleged crime was exposed by the Investigative Committee with assistance of the Federal Security Service (FSB). The suspect was brought to Moscow with investigators planning to seek detention for him.
According to investigators, in 2014-2016, Solovyov received bribes amounting to 139 million rubles (about $2.5 mln) from representatives of organizations behind the construction of bridge crossings over the Kama and Buy rivers in the Udmurt Republic.
Allegedly Solovyov also received a share in a commercial organization worth 2.7 million rubles (about $48.2 mln). The suspect was supposed to ensure extraordinary and immediate payment for construction services from the federal and regional budgets. He was also to allocate licenses for geological exploration and resource extraction.