Chief Cardiologist of Udmurtia accused of taking multi-million bribe

Chief Cardiologist of Udmurtia accused of taking multi-million bribe
Dmitry Timonin

A corruption scandal has erupted in the Ministry of Health of Udmurtia.

A criminal case under part 5 of Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code has been initiated against First Deputy Chief Physician of the Republican Clinical Diagnostic Center of Izhevsk and Chief Visiting Cardiologist of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Udmurtia Dmitry Timonin on suspicion of taking a bribe of 467 thousand rubles (8 thousand dollars).

June 9, the law enforcers detained Dmitry Timonin in Izhevsk. The ICR Investigations DIrectorate in Udmurtia noted that the deputy chief doctor of the republican clinic is suspected of receiving a bribe in the amount of 467 thousand rubles.

According to the investigation, "June 6, 2017, the suspect received material benefit in the form of repayment of his debt to a ritual agency in the amount of 467 thousand rubles by a representative of one of the commercial organizations."

According to the ICR press service in Udmurtia, "this money was intended for termination of the contract with the ritual agency with the purpose of subsequent conclusion of a contract on rendering services on transportation of bodies of the deceased to the morgue with the commercial organization of the briber."

The court of Izhevsk has elected a preventive measure in the form of house arrest for Timonin. The investigation of his criminal case is personally controlled by the regional management of the ICR, the agency said.

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