The court in Nizhny Novgorod will consider the case of the former mayor of the city

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The hearing in the case of the former mayor of Nizhny Novgorod, the former Deputy speaker of the regional legislative Assembly Oleg Sorokin, accused of bribery and kidnapping, will be held on November 26, the press service of the regional court of Nizhny Novgorod.

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 addition, the investigation accuses ex-official of involvement in the kidnapping, in whose case featured two more — the former head of the Department in GUVD in 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, wishing to obtain information on persons involved in the perfect, in 2003, the attempted murder Sorokin, together with the police, which was Markeev, tracked the victim and forcibly put him in the car Sorokin and taken to the woods, where Sorokin «was applied to it violence, and threatened violence». After receiving the information stolen was released.

Nizhny Novgorod court on 21 November extended the arrest of all three defendants in the case until April 1, 2019.

«The court has set a date for a court session on criminal case concerning ex-the mayor of the city of Nizhny Novgorod. A preliminary hearing was held in closed court session, which was scheduled the main hearing for November 26, 2018 10: 00 am», — the press-service of the court.