The court in absentia arrested the former head of Nizhny Novgorod, Solonenko

The former head of Nizhny Novgorod Elizabeth Solonenko living in England, in absentia, arrested for 2 months on charges of accepting bribes amounting to more than 79,5 million rubles, told RIA Novosti the head of the United press service of the General courts of Nizhny Novgorod region Valery Lazarev.

"The twenty-ninth of may in the Moscow district court of Nizhny Novgorod has received the petition for remand in custody to Elizabeth of Solonenko, accused under part 6 of article 290 of the criminal code (bribery). The investigation found that between 2013 and 2018, Solonenko received from Nizhny Novgorod companies in the total of 6 cash rewards totaling 79 572 102 of the ruble," - said Lazarev.

He noted that the investigation established that at the present time, Solonenko lives in England, in connection with which 28 may 2020 goals it was declared in the international search.

Solonenko was head of the Nizhniy Novgorod for 6 months - June 21, 2017 December 20, 2017, when she prematurely retired. Solonenko was the Deputy of the city Duma of Nizhny Novgorod, IV, V and VI convocations. In 2012 and 2015 was elected Deputy head of Nizhny Novgorod.