Corruption in MIA: $4.2m just for $170 thousand
However, the bribetaker did not fulfill his obligations.
The senior Interior Ministry officer was caught on a multi-million bribe. According to Kommersant, Deputy Head of the Interior Ministry troops Finance Division Russian Colonel Alexander Kostin received 10 million rubles ($170 thousand) as a rollback from colleagues promising to knock out hundreds of millions of budget funds for the managing communication department of the Interior Ministry troops.
According to the case file, since the end of 2015, Colonel Kostin held talks on the possibility of allocating funds to the management with certain Alexander Gostev, whose rank and position are not specified. For a bribe of 10 million rubles ($170 thousand), the suspect promised colleagues to achieve an allocation of additional 250 million rubles ($4.2m). Investigators of the 51st Military Investigation Department of the ICR believe that Gostev, who is a witness in the case, gave the bribe to Kostin by instalments from December 2015 till February 2016.
Meanwhile, the criminal case against Alexander Kostin was only opened at the end of December 2016. Apparently, the Colonel has not fulfilled his obligations, after which the appeal was filed with the Federal Security Service of Russia for the Russian Interior Ministry troops. Late last year, the Interior Ministry officer was detained and placed under arrest in the pre-trial detention center on charges of Bribe-Taking on an especially large scale (part 6, Art. 290 of the Criminal Code). Meanwhile, Kostin pleaded not guilty. It should be noted that the investigation did not rule out the possibility that the accused could act as a part of a group of people, whose members has not yet been established.
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