The membership of the mayor of Vladivostok Igor Pushkarev in the “United Russia” suspended, said the Secretary General of the Council of the party Sergei Neverov in the air of radio station “echo of Moscow”.
He recalled that the Charter of the “United Russia” prescribed position, according to which the party suspended the membership of the person in respect of whom the criminal case. If it is found guilty the court, he will be expelled from the party.
“But if we look at other political parties as soon as there is a criminal case that there sounds? It sounds that this is political repression. We say one thing — all equal before the law”, — said Neverov.
Against Pushkareva initiated a criminal case under part 3 of article 285 of the RF criminal code (abuse of official powers that caused grave consequences) and part 3 of article 204 of the criminal code (commercial bribery). He is suspected of illegally using funds from the Federal and municipal budgets, as well as lobbying of interests business-structures. The damage from his actions, according to the FSB, is 160 million rubles.