Nov 07, 14:00
Siloviki detained the former mayor of Istra near Moscow
Andrei Vikharev at the end of September announced that he decided to leave the post of head of the Istra urban district for health reasons. According to RBC, he is suspected of committing misconduct
The former mayor of Istra, Moscow Region, Andrei Vikharev, who left his post in September, was detained on suspicion of having committed official offenses, a Moscow Region official told RBC, TASS reported the same with reference to a law enforcement source.
According to a source in RBC, security officials charge Vikharev with violations when concluding contracts. The interlocutor also said that among the detainees was Irina Vishkareva, who worked as Vikharev’s deputy in Volokolamsk and Istra. Investigative actions take place simultaneously at eight addresses, the source added RBC.
“Investigative actions are being conducted with him. Searches are being held in the city administration, as well as in Vikharev’s house, ”the TASS interlocutor said.
The press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the Moscow Region advised RBC to contact the Investigative Committee. The official representative of the UK IC Svetlana Petrenko did not answer RBC calls.
“Nothing of the kind, we had no searches in the administration,” said RBC in the press service of the Istra city administration.
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