The former first deputy head of the Nikolaev regional council Mikhail Sokolov nevertheless was a person involved in criminal proceedings upon extortion and taking of a bribe in especially large sizes for delivery of permission to development of a calcareous pit in the Elanetsky area.
Information on it was heard during consideration of criminal proceedings on charge ex-vice-the governor of the Nikolaev region Nikolay Romanchuk in the Central district court of Nikolaev on Tuesday, November 1.
So, the chairman judge Svetlana Skripchenko has read the statement of the director of Ltd company «Elk - Bud» Maxim Glamazdin about commission of crime of May 23 in which he has specified that «during communication with officials of RSA, namely with Romanchuk, the last has demanded to provide through the subordinates, namely Sokolov and Levchenko 90 thousand US dollars» for delivery of permission to extraction of limestone.
This application has been submitted to the military prosecutor of the Nikolaev garrison Alexander Keith, and in day of giving the specified data have entered in the Unified register of pre-judicial investigations. After that investigators of military prosecutor's office carried out the investigative actions directed including on studying of participation of Sokolov in the committed crime.
In particular in court the protocol of the senior investigator of military prosecutor's office Kaminsky on the carried-out work on information search on Levchenko, Romanchuk and Sokolov on the Internet has been announced. And also definitions of courts which have satisfied petitions of prosecutors for carrying out searches in office offices of RSA and a regional council regarding identification including «are readmobile phones which Sokolov, Romanchuk and Levchenko use».
Besides, in court has sounded that Mikhail Sokolov and Gennady Levchenko worked in one office which was searched in day of detention of Romanchuk on June 3. And during this search, according to prosecutors, on a desktop of Levchenko have revealed documents of the enterprise of the applicant «Elk - Bud».
However, Romanchuk's lawyers focused attention on what is unclear how accessory of documents has been established.
- It is an office both Sokolova, and Levchenko, - one of lawyers has declared.
On this remark the prosecutor has noted what during secret investigative actions has been established who where sat, and documents have found on «table for negotiations» , which allegedly was a desktop of Gennady Levchenko, but not Sokolova.
Let's remind, earlier it was reported that on June 3 in Nikolaev during special operation of the SSU and military prosecutor's office for extortion of a bribe in especially large size, namely 90 thousand US dollars, have been detained the deputy head of the Nikolaev RSA Hero of Ukraine Nikolay Romanchuk and head of Elanetsky regional public administration Oleg Zayzburg.
The adviser to the head of the Nikolaev regional council Gennady Levchenko this day managed to run away–he is also suspected of participation of this scheme.
The head of the Nikolaev regional council Victoria Moskalenko in the comment «Crime. Is NOT PRESENT» declared, that to her money hasn't reached, and Gennady Levchenko at her became an adviser recently. According to her, it is not her person, but a creature of her first deputy Mikhail Sokolov at that time. In network really there are confirmations that Gennady Levchenko and Mikhail Sokolov are friends, bikers, both of them from Dnipropetrovsk. It became known later that took part in the corruption scheme also itself Mikhail Sokolov. He in every possible way denied it.