The court allowed Nikita Belykh to marry in jail

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae in fotobanka-Governor of Kirov region Nikita Belykh. Archival photoThe court allowed Nikita Belykh to marry in jail© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pescaprae the image Bank

. The court allowed Nikita Belykh to get married in jail with his wife Catherine Reifert, told RIA Novosti lawyer of the former Governor of the Kirov region Andrey Screens.

White and Reifert officially got married last week, the ceremony was held in a detention center. «That’s a pretty personal question, but Yes, they’ll organize (wedding – ed.)», — said the lawyer.

According to him, it is necessary to obtain from the administration of SIZO «Lefortovo» permission to pass to the detention center of the wife and priest. «There are no churches, but it is not important, the main thing — that was the priest,» — said of the Screens.

Earlier media reported that White became acquainted with the poet Reifert in social networks. They were married in the detention center on November 14, having received permission to marry after the bride had been questioned in the case against White as a witness.

White is accused of committing two crimes under part 6 of article 290 of the RF criminal code (receiving a bribe in especially large size). According to investigators, in 2012-2016 it personally and through intermediaries received a bribe in especially large size for a total amount of 600 thousand euros. Upon application of the RF IC, White caught in the act 24 June 2016 in one of the Moscow restaurants.

Shortly thereafter, the White President of Russia Vladimir Putin removed him from his post of the Governor in connection with loss of trust. White pleaded not guilty.