Konstantin Pavlov, a regional legislator from Brynask, has become a defendant in a criminal case of fraud. The legislator is known for his efforts that helped to bring home from Ukraine 40 illegally mobilized individuals. On April 27, the press service of the Investigative Committee of the Bryansk region reported that security forces conducted a search at Pavlov’s home.
On April 27, law enforcement officials conducted a search at the apartments of Konstantin Pavlov, a legislator from Bryansk, and a resident of Moscow. According to investigators, in 2020, the two men promised a Bryansk businessman that for 50 million rubles ($613,500) they would help him obtain permission to open a shopping and entertainment center. The businessman allegedly paid 35 million rubles ($429,450) but did not receive any assistance.
Pavlov has been named as a defendant in a criminal case on charges of large-scale fraud.
The Investigative Committee has clarified that the case is unrelated to Pavlov's political or social activities. A 7x7 journalist has attempted to reach out to both Pavlov and the Communist party branch in the Bryansk region, but unsuccessfully.
It is worth noting that Konstantin Pavlov previously played a role in bringing home around 40 illegally mobilized men. He also raised complaints about poorly-equipped shelters in border villages and published a letter from local residents following an act of sabotage. Earlier, the legislator supported people protesting against a new pig farm in the region.