The court left under guards eks-the mayor of Nizhni Novgorod on the case of bribe

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Nizhny Novgorod regional court on Friday extended the detention of ex-mayor of Nizhny Novgorod, former Deputy speaker of the regional legislative Assembly Oleg Sorokin until 1 November, told RIA Novosti in court.

«The extension of period applied for consequence due to the fact that the investigation is not complete, this requires presumably 15 months that have not yet ended. The accused and his defence objected to the extension of the period of detention and asked to choose a measure of restraint in the form of a Deposit of 50 million rubles. The court denied the motion,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

The representative of the court added that in support of the petition, the investigation has provided the case materials, components 73 volumes, as well as evidence — the system blocks of personal computers, digital storage media containing information about telephone connections that the video recording of interrogations of witnesses.

Sorokin was arrested on 19 December 2017 on charges of accepting bribes. Investigators believed, as head of Nizhny Novgorod, he personally received a bribe in the form of unlawful rendering of property-related services in a large scale for General patronage and connivance in the service. In February, the Nizhegorodsky district court extended his detention for three months, until 17 may, 16 may, extended the detention until 2 August. Lawyers Sorokin on may 28 to appeal the decision of the court on prolongation of term of detention. May 13, the court did not grant the complaint.

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