Chief of department in hospital of Moscow area extorted bribes from relatives of patients

Chief of department in hospital of Moscow area extorted bribes from relatives of patients

The investigation assumes that the man was receiving money during two years.

In Shatura situated near Moscow the chief of department of hospital is detained on suspicion of receiving several bribes from relatives of patients. Five criminal cases were initiated against the man under Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Bribe-Taking).

According to the investigators, the chief of department conducted criminal activity from December 29, 2015 to January 17, 2017. He demanded money for hospitalization and the subsequent hospitalization of patients, including those who were not locals.

By preliminary estimate, the physician received not less than 380 thousand rubles ($6.600) for the specified period. At the same time the suspect demanded relatives to transfer to him monthly 75% of pension of patients.⁠

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