Another criminal case filed against Khabarovsk Gorsvet CEO

Another criminal case filed against Khabarovsk Gorsvet CEO

Yevgeny Zdorov is under house arrest, since he made a deal with the investigation and confessed to bribe-taking.

The Khabarovsk Investigative Committee has opened a new criminal case against Yevgeny Zdorov, the CEO of Gorsvet Municipal Unitary Enterprise. According to the investigation, the official had given the information Far Eastern Cable Alliance competitors put in their tender applications to the company’s director. This way, Zdorov ensured the organization won the competitions for electrical and cable product supply.

The criminal case was initiated under part 1 of Art. 169 of the Criminal Code (Obstruction of Legal Business or Other Activity).

We should remind that the head of the municipal enterprise was detained on June 8 while taking a bribe of 500.000 rubles ($8.500) from the director. Apart from that, Yevgeny Zdorov signed contracts for electrical and cable product supply with the same company, Far Eastern Cable Alliance LLC, at an inflated price between 2015 and 2016. The estimated damage to the city budget has been 11 million rubles ($186.000).

The head of Khabarovsk Gorsvet was charged under item (c), part 5 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking) and part 1 of Art. 285 of the Criminal Code (Abuse of Official Powers). At present, Yevgeny Zdorov is under house arrest, since he had made a deal with the investigation and confessed to bribe-taking.

The enterprise director was detained for bribe-giving under item (b), part 4 of Art. 291 of the Criminal Code). Unlike Zdorov, he does not admit his guilt.

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