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Another person involved in the theft case in the forest industry was arrested in Khabarovsk

Khabarovsk timber merchant Alexander Pudovkin, who is involved in the criminal case on logging and illegally obtaining a subsidy, was arrested for two months. The decision on this was made today by the Central District Court of the regional capital.

As EastRussia was told by assistant judge Valentina Korolev, the former head of Asia Forest was detained for two months - until May 18.

The project of the company of Alexander Pudovkin for the construction of a complex of deep wood processing in the village of Berezovy was recognized as a priority in the field of development. Later it turned out that the company violated the law and the timing of the project. Despite the failure to fulfill obligations for the development of woodworking production, the company received more than one billion rubles from the federal budget as a subsidy. Also firm illegally cut down the forest more than nine million rubles.

Today the court also taken into custody another person involved in the case - the former first deputy chairman of the government of the Khabarovsk Territory Vasily Shikhalev. Under arrest, he will hold at least until May 17.

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