In Yoshkar-Ola detained the former head of Mari El Leonid Markelov

In Yoshkar-Ola detained the former head of Mari El Leonid Markelov© RIA Novosti. Cyril Kallinikova the image Bank

The former head of the Mari El Republic Leonid Markelov was detained in Yoshkar-Ola, told RIA Novosti on Thursday, a source in the Republic’s Parliament.

Lawyer Igor Trunov told RIA Novosti that a criminal case on the fact of receiving bribes in relation to Markelov. The amount of bribes, the charges against the former head of the region, is not specified.

«The former head of Republic Leonid Markelov was detained in Yoshkar-Ola, maybe tomorrow municipal court elected him a measure of restraint», — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, «investigations, searches took place in the government, in two residences of the head of the region, in the apartment of his wife.»

In the Yoshkar-Ola city court, RIA Novosti reported that the materials on the case of Markelov has not yet been reported.

Over the past year, a number of current and former heads of Russian regions and large cities have become defendants in criminal cases on corruption. In 2016, the already detained former Governor of Kirov region Nikita Belykh, the mayor of Vladivostok Igor Pushkarev, the head of Komi Vladimir Torlopov, the head of Udmurtia Alexander Solovyov, the Governor of Chelyabinsk region Mikhail Yurevich and the head of the Mari El Republic Leonid Markelov.

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1 Comment on "In Yoshkar-Ola detained the former head of Mari El Leonid Markelov"

  1. Richard | 27.04.2017 at 13:12 |

    It’s sad to read that they get elected to represent the people and once in power they abuse it’s power . Well the courts will deal with all charges .

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