GENERICO.ruRussiaFormer Vladivostok mayor Oleg Gumenyuk, convicted in a bribery case, went to war in Ukraine

Former Vladivostok mayor Oleg Gumenyuk, convicted in a bribery case, went to war in Ukraine

Former mayor of Vladivostok Oleg Gumenyuk, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison in a case of large-scale bribes (Part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code), signed a contract and went to fight in Ukraine. His lawyer Alexander Kitaev told Kommersant about this.

According to the defense lawyer, Gumenyuk “was supposed to report to the unit” on December 22. The ex-official's lawyer does not know where exactly he is. “As far as I understand, he must first undergo training at one of the training grounds,” Kitaev added.

Information about sending the former head of Vladivostok to the front was also confirmed by a RIA Novosti source. Telegram channel Newsbox24 published a photo in which Gumenyuk is allegedly captured with a weapon and in military uniform, surrounded by colleagues.

Oleg Gumenyuk was the mayor of Vladivostok from 2019 to 2021. In May 2021, his place was searched. The detention of the former official became known four months later.

In January 2023, Gumenyuk was sentenced to 16 and a half years in prison. In May, the sentence was reduced to 12 years in prison. According to investigators, until December 2018, while working in the administration of the Primorsky Territory, the official received bribes in the amount of 6.9 million rubles from the directors of several construction companies. The Investigative Committee also believes that after March 2019, when Gumenyuk took over as mayor, he took 31.2 million rubles from the Necropolis funeral company.

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