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The investigative Committee opened a new criminal case against former Vice-Governor of Novgorod region Arnold Shalaev, who is currently serving time for embezzlement of budget funds. On Tuesday, August 28, reported the press service of the regional Department of insurance.
According to investigators, he gave the former Senator from the Novgorod region, Dmitry Krivitsky 17 million rubles for the protection of and assistance in obtaining credentials in the field of regional road construction.
In 2016 Shalaev was sentenced to 8 years 10 months in prison for embezzlement of budget funds allocated for the repair and maintenance of roads.
Krivitsky July 25, were arrested in Italy. Police took him into custody in Cortina D’ampezzo on request from Moscow. According to the lawyer Mauro Anatrini, former Senator permanently resided on the territory of Italy. The defender pointed out that there is Krivitsky “considered themselves safe from political persecution, the object of which is since, as a member of the Parliament voted against military action in Ukraine, considering them illegal and totally unfounded”.
The court in Venice will decide on his extradition to his homeland.
Krivitsky was a Senator from December 2011 to September 2016. He was wanted by the investigative bodies of the Novgorod region in the case of a bribe of 15 million rubles in 2012.
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