Ex-governor's house arrest confirmed by court
MOSCOW, September 23 - RAPSI. The court, on Friday, upheld the lower court's decision to place a former governor charged with large-scale bribery under house arrest, the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) reported from the courtroom.
A Moscow district court ruled that former Tula Governor Vyacheslav Dudka must stay under house arrest in the Khomyakovo village in the Tula Region. He is not allowed to leave the place, communicate with the other suspects in the case, receive correspondence, use communications means, including the Internet, or make statements to the media.
Dudka, along with the head of the Tula Regional Property and Land Department, granted a 2.5 hectare land plot to a company for the construction of a superstore in exchange for a 40 million ruble ($1.4 million) bribe in spring 2010, according to investigators.