December 19, 2017 – FRN –
The court has arrested the deputy speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Nizhny Novgorod region Oleg Sorokin . He will remain in custody until 17 February 2018.
Sorokin’s home and office were searched. According to the investigation, as the head of the city of Nizhny Novgorod, Sorokin personally received a bribe of one million dollars from the owner of one of the construction companies.
From 2005 to 2010 he was a deputy of the City Duma of Nizhny Novgorod, from 2010 to 2015 – the head of Nizhny Novgorod. Last year he was elected to the regional Legislative Assembly.
It would seem somebody is really ‘clearing the swap’ as of late…