The convicted former head of the Sakhalin oblast was accused of receiving bribes another 20

The convicted former head of the Sakhalin oblast was accused of receiving bribes another 20

The investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) announced the completion of the Sakhalin region investigatory actions on criminal case against the already convicted ex-Governor of the region Alexander Khoroshavin and his accomplices, accused of crimes of corruption. The investigation revealed additional episodes of criminal activity of officials of the region.

So, Khoroshavin, the former head of the Secretariat of the Sakhalin region Governor Vyacheslav Gorbachev, former Deputy Director of the office of the Governor and government of Sakhalin region Anatoly Makarov, the ex-mayor of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, the General Director of JSC “Terminal Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk” Andrew Lobkin, former Deputy mayor, former chief of staff of the city administration of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Alexei Leskin charged with committing a total of 20 crimes under part 6 of article 290 of the criminal code — “receiving a bribe, committed by an organized group in especially large size”.

“According to investigators, Khoroshavin as Governor of the Sakhalin region, with the participation of the named officers, who performed under his leadership, the various roles of the members created an organized group, received in 2014 from 18 individuals a bribe in the amount from 2 to 10 million rubles each,” — said in the message.

The investigation also found that the programme with the use of his official position deliberately created the conditions to receiving bribes from two persons in sizes 3 and 10 million rubles respectively for supporting those who give assistance in the preparation and conduct of election campaigns at elections of deputies of the city Council of the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk of the fifth convocation in 2014, for the abandonment of the wrongful obstruction of the legitimate right to be elected, and for the conduct of their economic activities in the region.

“Against the wanted accused lobkina and Makarov who are in hiding from the investigation outside of the Russian Federation, criminal case is allocated in separate manufacture. The detention of these persons, the investigating authority intends to demand their arrest and extradition for bringing to criminal responsibility,” — said the TFR.