Udmurtia’s ex-governor Solovyov appeals detention in corruption case
MOSCOW, April 10 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Udmurt Republic’s ex-head Alexander Solovyov has filed with the Basmanny District Court of Moscow an appeal against his detention in a large-scale corruption case, RAPSI learnt from the court’s press-service on Monday.
Solovyov was charged with taking 140 million rubles (about $2.5 mln) bribe. An alleged crime was exposed by the Investigative Committee with assistance of the Federal Security Service (FSB). Solovyov was put in detention on April 4.
According to investigators, in 2014-2016, Solovyov received bribes 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 defendant 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.
On April 4, Solovyov was relieved of his position on decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin.