Construction inspector caught with bribe turns out to own 16 apartments
Moreover, given an official salary of 32 thousand rubles ($552.8), he drove a Mercedes worth 2 million rubles ($34.5 thousand).
The Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee in Krasnoyarsk Krai initiated several criminal cases against the employee of the construction supervision service. He was closely monitored by the regional FSB, according to local newspaper Dela.ru.
The investigation believes that the detained official, whose name is not disclosed, learned about a check of the general director of one of the construction companies that did not fulfill the obligations under shared construction, and offered to resolve his issues for 2.5 million rubles ($43.1 thousand) and two one-room apartments, which were issued for a friend of the defendant. When the money were being given to him, he was detained.
According to the director, the state inspector did not fully fulfill his promises, only stating that he allegedly helped to re-qualify the developer's case from a more grievous article to a less grievous one. After that the director of the construction firm addressed the police.
In total, 2.5 million rubles ($43.1 thousand) were passed to the official
In addition, during the investigation it transpired that the civil servant was involved not only in this episode. In 2015, he "turned a blind eye" to an administrative offense committed by another firm for a bribe in the form of an apartment worth 1.8 million rubles ($31 thousand). A head of another construction company said that he had re-registered an apartment worth 1.6 million rubles ($27.6 thousand) to the inspector for the promise not to bring his company to justice and "general protection in the future".
Investigators counted 16 such apartments, formally owned by friends of the inspector. He himself, earning about 32 thousand rubles ($552.8) a month, moved around the city on a 'fresh' Mercedes worth about 2 million rubles ($34.5 thousand).
As a result, the official is charged with Attempted Swindling on a large scale (part 30 of Art. 30 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), Swindling on an especially large scale (part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code), Bribe-Taking on an especially large scale (part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code). Currently he is imprisoned.
Saburova believes that the Russian authorities violated articles 2 and 5 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, guaranteeing the right to life, as well as the right to freedom and personal inviolability.