The former head of the Mari El Republic was detained on suspicion in receiving a bribe
The investigation is conducting searches in the Moscow apartment of the daughter of Leonid Markelov in the house of his wife.
MOSCOW, April 13. /TASS/. Russia’s investigative Committee have detained the former head of Mari El Leonid Markelov, a suspect in the case of receiving a bribe. About this TASS said the lawyer of another defendant in the case — businessman Nikolai Kivalina — Igor Trunov.
Markelov is charged with attempting to obtain a bribe in the amount of 250 million rubles.Igor Troubadour Nicholas Kivalina
According to the lawyer, the criminal case about attempt at bribery was initiated SK the Russian Federation on April 12. Markelov is charged with attempted bribery, the two other defendants in the case — businessman Nicholas Kivalina and head of the local TV channel “Region 12” Maria Kozhevnikov — the consequence considers as a bribe.
Trunov noted that Krivushin not yet arrested, as it is abroad. Criminal proceedings were instituted under three articles of the criminal code: part 6, item 290 (“bribe reception in especially large size”), part 5 of article 291 (“bribery in especially large size”) and article 291.1 (“Intermediation in bribery”).
According to counsel, Markelov will soon be delivered to Moscow for carrying out of investigatory actions and preventive measure.
On 6 April President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on dismissal Markelov, the head of Mari El Republic. Acting head of the Republic appointed the Chairman of the Arbitration court of Moscow, ex-Deputy presidential envoy in Volga Federal district and former Senator Alexander Evstifeev. 7 APR source in the government reported that Markelov would like to continue its work in the Federation Council.
Markelov was first elected head of the Republic of Mari El in January 2001, in 2004 with the support of “United Russia” re-elected for a second term, in 2009, the Parliament of the Republic at an extraordinary session approved him for a third term. 14 January 2015 he was appointed acting head of the region before the elections. September 13, 2015 the re-elected head of the Republic in the first round of elections.