Barnaul deputy head involved in bribery case
According to investigators, the official received more than 1 million rubles ($15.4 thousand).
Deputy Head of the Barnaul Administration Alexander Alekseenko became involved in a bribe case, TASS informs with reference to the press service of the Investigative Committee of Russia in Altai Krai.
The department stressed that the bribe amounted to over 1 million rubles ($15.4 thousand). It is assumed that Alekseenko received it between 2017 and 2019 from one of the merchants of the region for municipal contracts for the export of liquid household waste concluded with his company.
June 6, it became known that the Mayor of the city, Sergey Dugin, dismissed Alekseenko. At the same time, the Mayor emphasized that any manifestations of corruption in government should be firmly addressed.
“My reaction to a slightest violation will be the toughest, including dismissal. People entrusted with the management of the city are under special control,” said Sergey Dugin at a meeting of the city council on fending off corruption.
In turn, the Investigative Committee added that a preventive measure would soon be chosen against the suspect.
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