Russia: Extradited co-owner of ill-fated Kemerovo mall charged with $100k bribery

A co-owner of Zimnyaya Vishnya (Winter Cherry) shopping mall that became a site of deadly fire killing 60 people in Russia’s Kemerovo in March 2018 has been charged with giving a 7-million-ruble bribe (about $100,000), according to a statement of the Investigative Committee.

After extradition from Poland last week, Vyacheslav Vishnevsky passed a test for coronavirus.When received a negative take, he was charged and questioned in the presence of a defense lawyer, the statement reads.

Vishnevsky, ex-CEO of the Kemerovo confectionary complex and co-owner of the burnt mall, left Russia in 2016. He was arrested in absentia and put on the international wanted list. He was charged with giving a bribe and arrested in absentia in relation to the investigation into the mall fire case. In March 2019, he was arrested in Poland.

The full original article can be found at rapsinews.com

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