Accused of bribery by the mayor of Vladivostok has resigned

Accused of bribery by the mayor of Vladivostok has resigned

The mayor of Vladivostok Igor Pushkarev, who is reckoned a bribe of 75 million rubles, commercial bribery and abuse of power, resigned. Previously, he was temporarily removed from office by a court decision.

The mayor of Vladivostok Igor Pushkarev, who is kept in SIZO “Matrosskaya Tishina”, resigned. About it RBC said the acting mayor Andrei Litvinov. Pushkarev is charged with receiving bribes for 75 million rubles, excess of powers of office and commercial bribery. The guilt he does not recognize.

“A statement from Igor Sergeyevich on early retirement received. The duties of the head of the city already I was engaged as his Deputy. Now, in connection with the resignation will launch the procedure for the election of the new head of the city administration”, — told RBC Litvinov.

Today I took the decision on early resignation of the head of Vladivostok. I understand that the city is without the personal involvement of the head can’t work and move forward at the rate needed. Therefore, I believe that at the moment it’s the right decision, not only for me but for the city and its residents.Igor Pushkarev

In your account in Facebook Pushkarev called the accusations “false and unsubstantiated” and complained of “absurdity, injustice and prejudice”. “My team and I, in turn, did everything to Vladivostok was the “pearl of the Far East” and we eventually managed it, despite the fact that now I’m the judge,” reads a statement on behalf of the former mayor.

The criminal case against Pushkareva TFR opened in June 2016; the mayor was arrested. In the city administration, local enterprises and the country house Pushkareva then were searched. The damage from the actions of the mayor, the FSB was then estimated at 160 million rubles.