The former head of Udmurtia Alexander Solovyov, was accused of receiving a bribe of 140 million rubles, admitted to breaking the law, the correspondent of “Interfax” from the courtroom.
“Yes, I broke the law, but now I excuse me and elect [as a measure] house arrest,” — said Solovyov in Moscow city court which has considered the complaint for his arrest.
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Despite the words of Solovyov, and his attorneys deny that thus the defendant pleaded guilty. “He not pleaded guilty. I don’t know what he said there, now the issue is not resolved,” — said the lawyer Irina Pikalevo.
In the course of the hearing protection Solovyov asked the court to change the measure of restraint on not connected with detention, home arrest, bail or his own recognizance. The lawyer explained that Soloviev is not planning to abscond, as he repeatedly stated. The intent of the accused may 1 to go to Germany protection explained the need Solovyov examined in the Oncology clinic. About it militiamen were warned by the lawyers of the official in advance.
Despite the objections of the defense, the Moscow city court found legitimate the arrest of Solovyov. “The decision of the Basmanny court to leave without change, the appeal complaint of lawyers without satisfaction”, — announced the determination of the judge, noting that the health status of Solovyov allows him to move for investigative and judicial actions. “In the detention center he is given all necessary medical care,” said the judge.
The previous meeting was postponed on motion by the defense, which insisted that a chronic illness of the ex-head of the region, particularly moderate malignant tumor of the kidney, do not allow him to be in prison. The lawyers gave the court the corresponding reference.
Earlier, the Parliament of Udmurtia and the party “United Russia” also provided documents describing the former head of the region. The state Council of the Udmurt Republic, has described Solovyov “highly positive as a leader”. In the “United Russia” drew attention to his merits “in party construction and carrying out of party actions”, which “is marked by numerous commendations”. It also noted that in 2016 Solovyov was awarded the medal of the Investigative Committee “For assistance in solving assigned to the Investigative Committee’s tasks.” Good references Soloviev were also in the Union of the horticultural societies of the Republic, the Udmurt Institute of history, language and the local athletics Federation and volleyball.
Basmanny court of Moscow on 4 April arrested the former head of Udmurtia Alexander Solovyov for two months — until June 4. He is accused of receiving bribes totaling 141.7 per million rubles According to the investigation, 139 million rubles, the former official received cash in the period from 2014 to 2016 from the builders of bridges over the rivers Kama and Bui. Another 2.7 million rubles., says the investigation, Soloviev took a share of the commercial organization.
Soloviev was the head of the Udmurt Republic in 2014 and was dismissed by decree of President Vladimir Putin on 4 April in connection with loss of trust. Acting became Secretary of the Public chamber Alexander Brechalov.