The former vice-governor of the Belgorod region was detained for accepting bribes with foreign cars

In the Belgorod region, the former vice-governor of the region, Konstanty Polezhayev, who was responsible for housing and communal services, was detained. His suspected of accepting a large bribe (Article 6, Article 290 of the Penal Code), informs the Investigative Committee.

According to agents, in January 2022 and 2023, Polezhayev received two foreign premium cars worth more than 17 million rubles from the director of a local construction company. For such a “gift”, he was supposed to help in the admission of medical facilities in the Belgorod region, as well as to provide the company with contracts in the housing and communal services sector.

The governor of the region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, fired Polezhayev in early July for “systematic failure to fulfill his duties” and poor organization of work on the reconstruction of Shebekina and Nova Tavolzhanka, which suffered as a result of shelling and pro-Ukrainian subversives.

Earlier in March, the former mayor of Belgorod, Anton Ivanov, was detained. He was also accused of accepting a bribe in the form of a car worth 2.93 million rubles.

Ivanov headed the mayor’s office in October 2021 after going into the administration from the position of CEO of Belgorod Mortgage Corporation JSC, but decided to resign in October 2022. Gladkov accused him of much “broken promises” and slow work. The governor went on to say that after inspecting BIC’s operations in previous years, its employees were found to be in breach of the law.

At the end of March, two deputy governors of another region bordering Ukraine, the Bryansk region, were detained. According to investigators, Tatyana Kuleshova and Elena Egorova received a bribe for the supply of laptops as part of the national project Education. The amount of “salary” amounted to 4.4 million rubles.


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