Regional lawmaker charged with bribery freed from jail, put under house arrest
MOSCOW, April 5 (RAPSI) – A court in the Russian city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky released regional lawmaker Valery Bykov charged with corruption from detention, lawyer Constantine Lazarev told RAPSI on Friday.
The defendant has been placed under house arrest, according to the attorney.
Bykov has allegedly used his authority to put pressure on a rival company and for his for lucrative purposes. Law enforcement officers have found over 15 million rubles ($230,000) in his place of living. However, his income declared in 2016 and 2017 was estimated at 259,000 and 339,000 rubles respectively, according to investigators.