Udmurtia’s head Alexander Solovyov suspected of bribery

The Investigative Committee’s Major Cases Directorate has initiated criminal proceedings against head of Udmurtia Alexander Solovyov suspected of two counts of taking bribes by a state official on a very large scale under part 6 of Article 290 of the RF Penal Code. The Investigative Committee worked together with the Federal Security Service to reveal the crimes.

According to investigators, in 2014-2016, Solovyov took cash bribes of 139 million rubles and a share worth 2.7 million rubles from representatives of companies engaged in the construction of bridges over the Kama and Bui rivers near the town of Kambarki in Udmurtia. For the illegal reward Solovyov was to make sure that the work was paid immediately by the federal and regional budgets and that the companies got licenses for geological exploration of subsurface area and extraction of sand and sand-gravel.

The suspect has been transported to Moscow for an interrogation. The investigators are going to press charges and then ask courts to place him under restraint.

Official spokesperson for the RF Investigative Committee                                                                        S.L. Petrenko