The court extended the arrest of ex-mayor of Nizhny Novgorod

© RIA Novosti / Oleg Solitairethe in fotobanka Sorokin. Archival photoThe court extended the arrest of ex-mayor of Nizhny Novgorod© RIA Novosti / Oleg Solitairethe the image Bank

Nizhny Novgorod court on Wednesday extended the term of arrest of the former mayor of Nizhny Novgorod Oleg Sorokin, the suspect of receiving a bribe, until April 1, 2019, the press service of the regional court of Nizhny Novgorod.

Sorokin was arrested on 19 December 2017. Investigators believed, as head of Nizhny Novgorod, he 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 addition, the investigation accuses ex-official of involvement in the kidnapping. The suspects in this case are the former head of the police Department of the Nizhny Novgorod region Evgeny Voronin and the senior operative of Department on disclosing of custom-made and serial crimes against the person police in the region prior to Roman.

According to investigators, in 2004, Voronin, trying to obtain information about the involvement in the attempted murder Sorokin, together with other police tracked down the man and forcibly took him to the woods to the car of the former mayor. In the woods, according to the investigation, Sorokin «used violence» to the victim, and also «threatened to use violence.» Later stolen was released.

«On Wednesday ended a preliminary hearing against the former head of the city of Nizhny Novgorod, who is accused of receiving bribes and kidnapping, committed in complicity with the former chief and the senior operative of Department on disclosing of custom-made and serial crimes against the person, police in Nizhny Novgorod region. At the request of the public Prosecutor extended the defendants detention until 1 April 2019», — stated in the message of press-service of the court.

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