MOSCOW, October 5 (RAPSI) – A court in Russia’s Vladivostok on Tuesday put ex-city Mayor Oleg Gumenyuk in detention for two months as part of a bribery case, RAPSI was told in the press service of the Investigative Committee’s Investigations Directorate for Primorsky Krai.

Graft charges have been already brought against the former official.

According to investigators, between 2019 and 2021, the suspect regularly received bribes from the administration of Neсropol funeral agency and through mediators for the common protection in the funeral service delivery. In total, he received over 19.5 million rubles (about $270,000), the statement reads. 

The investigation is ongoing.