The police detained ex-mayor of Nizhny Novgorod for taking bribes

News 19 December, 2017

Accused of bribery former mayor of Nizhny Novgorod Oleg Sorokin sent under custody for two months. An appropriate verdict was issued by a local court.


Sorokin has held the position of mayor of Nizhny Novgorod in 2010-2015. At this time, according to law enforcement, he received a bribe in the form of unlawful assistance of a material nature on a large scale. We are talking about money in the amount of $ 1 million. About the detention Sorokin announced this morning. Before that, his house was searched, the result of which, according to press reports, security forces found up to 1.5 billion rubles in cash.

Sorokin suspect in bribes from a local businessman. It could hold in the case of the General Director “Volga-petroleum” Mansour Sadekova, which four years earlier was arrested for “commercial bribery”. From prison he sent to Russian President Vladimir Putin a message that he had acted at the request of the mayor of Nizhny Novgorod Oleg Sorokin.