Aksyonov “gave up” on caught on a bribe the head of Feodosia

SIMFEROPOL, December 25. The decision to dismiss from office the head of administration of Feodosia Dmitry Shepetkov, got on a bribe, will accept local deputies, told reporters the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov.

“I have such authority. I even in time of peace there is no possibility to remove from office the head of government in place. The Deputy corps decision will be made”, – he said.

This Aksenov believes that the evidence on the crime Shepetkova and his Deputy Makar Makarov collected in sufficient volume. “The court put the point, I don’t doubt that. Until they are arrested and may strengthen the material base of the prison, if you don’t understand that the rules have changed in comparison with those in Ukraine, said the head of the Republic. – I cross they have already supplied these figures. For me the decision is already clear”.

The speaker of the Crimean Parliament Vladimir Konstantinov told journalists that Shepetkova membership in the party “United Russia” is already suspended. Now the duties of the head of the Feodosiya is assigned to the Deputy mayor.

Dmitry Shepetkov

Shepetkovo and his Deputy charged under two articles of the criminal code – attempted receiving a bribe in especially large size (part 3 of article 30, part 6 of article 290 of the criminal code) and mediation in bribery in especially large size (part 4 of article 291.1 of the RF criminal code).

According to the investigation, November 6, 2015 an individual entrepreneur, appealed to the head of administration of Feodosia with the application for renewal of the lease of the land plot of 2 hectares. Shepetkov and Makarov demanded from him to send a bribe of $300 thousand for the decision of a question on prolongation of the lease.

According to the SC, two intermediaries on behalf Shepetkova and Makarova has received the entrepreneur for half that amount – $150 thousand. After that, the head of Feodosia and his Deputy were detained by employees of FSB.

December 24, the court chose to Shepetkova and his Deputy Makarov a measure of restraint in form of detention for a period of two months. According to the prosecution, the grounds for detention are that the head of Feodosiya may threaten witnesses, destroy evidence and influence of other participants of the criminal process.

Shepetkov the court refused to admit his guilt, but expressed willingness to cooperate with the investigation. The investigation of the case is now under personal control of the Prosecutor of the Crimea Natalia Polonskaya.