MOSCOW, April 4 (RAPSI) – Investigators have asked the Basmanny District Court of Moscow to detain former head of Russia’s Udmurt Republic Alexander Solovyov in a large-scale corruption case, RAPSI learnt from the court’s press-service on Tuesday.
Solovyov is charged with taking 140 million rubles (about $2.5 mln) bribe. Alleged crime was exposed by the Investigative Committee with assistance of the Federal Security Service (FSB).
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 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.
On Tuesday, Solovyov was relieved of his position on decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin.