The court arrested the defendant in the case «Zenit-Arena» accused of bribery

© RIA Novosti / Michael Bureauracy in Photobacterium Zenit arena in St. Petersburg. Archival photoThe court arrested the defendant in the case «Zenit-Arena» accused of bribery© RIA Novosti / Michael Bureauracy the image Bank

Oktyabrsky district court of St. Petersburg on Thursday sanctioned the arrest of Vasily Slivkina, who is accused of giving 20 million rubles in bribes to the former Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Marat Hovhannisyan, told RIA Novosti press-Secretary of city court of Petersburg Daria Lebedeva.

«Oktyabrsky district court ordered the remand in custody against Vasily Slivkina, who is accused of committing a crime under part 5 of article 291 of the criminal code (bribery) for a period of 1 month and 17 days until July 3,» said Lebedev.

Earlier it was reported that in relation to the said accused of fraudulent embezzlement in 2014, more than 50 million rubles for the supply of screens for the «Zenit-Arena», a criminal case about receiving a bribe from the General Director of firm «Stroyelektromontazh (SAM) No. 5» Basil Slivkina. In the case also are likely the mediators — chief economist, «SAM No. 5» Nicholas Khripunov and Deputy Slivkina Cyril Slivkin (whether they are in kinship, has not yet been specified).

According to the Department of insurance in Petersburg, Hovhannisyan, 2015 received from Basil Slivkina through intermediaries Cyril Slivkina and Khripunova a bribe of 20 million rubles for ensuring the signing of the contract, as Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg, supervising the execution of works on architectural lighting and external lighting of the stadium. Vasily Slivkin was detained on Wednesday immediately after his release from jail.

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