The FSB said the amount of damage from the illegal activities of the mayor of Vladivostok

According to the report on the website of the FSB, the head of administration of Vladivostok Igor Pushkarev, in respect of which the Investigative Committee of Russia (TFR) opened a criminal case, is suspected of illegally using funds from the Federal and municipal budgets, as well as lobbying of interests business-structures. “Revealed the damage from illegal activities exceeds 160 million rubles”, — stated in the statement of the FSB.

The FSB confirmed that currently Pushkarev is detained, the question on election of a measure of restraint to the official.

On the morning of June 1, TFR reported on the criminal case against Pushkareva in part 3 of article 285 of the RF criminal code (abuse of official powers that caused grave consequences) and part 3 of article 204 of the criminal code (commercial bribery). At the same time former Vice-mayor of Vladivostok Nikolay Markovtsev has informed that the mayor was arrested to search his country house.

According to a source in law enforcement bodies, the case of the mayor of Vladivostok is engaged in Management of own safety of FSB. According to a source in the city administration, the claims of law enforcement agencies associated with the tenders of the municipality for street construction road who have won just one company.

As explained by the official representative of the RCDS Vladimir Markin, in addition Pushkareva was detained and the head of the municipal enterprise “Roads of Vladivostok”. According to investigators, in the period of 2009-2014 Pushkarev organized the acquisition of “Roads of Vladivostok” the group of companies “Vostokcement” building materials in big volumes and at inflated prices. Markin said that “Vostokcement are in charge and in control of close relatives of the mayor, and “Roads of Vladivostok” belong to the city administration.

“In addition, in 2012-2014 Pushkarev handed Lushnikov at least 1.4 million rubles as of commercial bribery. For this Lushnikov, acting in the interests of Pushkarev and the group of companies “Vostokcement”, provided the acquisition from members of the specified group of organizations of building materials for execution of municipal contracts for repair and maintenance of city roads of Vladivostok”, — said Markin.

According to the source TASS, the searches took place at a number of companies associated with the family of the mayor, including at the main office of JSC “Vostokcement” and JSC “Vladivostok bucksbunny plant”.

Pushkarev head of the administration of Vladivostok since 2008.