Moscow court refuses to release ex-Sochi official charged with bribery
MOSCOW, November 19 (RAPSI, Kirill Ryabchikov) – The Moscow City Court on Monday upheld detention until December 15 for ex-official of Sochi administration and Legis Imperium company CEO Andrey Leventyuk as part of a corruption case, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.
Leventyuk, who stands charged with receiving bribes, could face up to 15 years in prison.
According to investigators, received bribes as chief of the Sochi administration’s legal department starting 2010. Moreover, in 2016, he allegedly formed a passive legal stance during upholding of the city administration’s interests in civil litigations.
Several other officials were also detained in this case in October including the first vice-mayor of Sochi Sergey Yurin, deputy chief of the city administration’s economic department Alexander Ivanov, deputy director of Rosgonki scientific center Anatoly Rykov, businessman and alleged bribe-giver Igor Stroganov; lawyers Alexey Litvinov and Nikolay Grebenyuk.