Court arrested Head of Rostransnadzor Administration under case of corruption
The official will remain under arrest till November 21.
The Dorogomilovsky Court of Moscow held to take the Head of Administration of the National Road Traffic Supervision Administration (NRTSA) on the Moscow region of the Federal Agency for Transport Supervision (Rostransnadzor) Igor Surzhik into custody on suspicion of bribe taking. The government employee will stay under arrest till November 21.
Besides Surzhik, there are other defendants in the case - the inspector of the territorial unit of NRTSA Artem Vysotsky and the Deputy Head of one of the departments of the Central NRTSA of Moscow Maksim Morgun.
According to the investigators, officials of Rostransnadzor rendered protection to commercial structures performing transportations for the monetary reward. The companies, bribing government employees, were informed about the future checks and were not punished for violations of the law.
Investigating officers initiated a criminal case under part 6 Art. 290 (Bribe-Taking) and part 5 Art. 291 (Bribe-Giving) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. By estimation, total size of a bribe constituted 1,1 million rubles.
Earlier, one of suspects Artem Vysotsky agreed to sign the pre-judicial agreement with the investigation owing to which, he was placed under house arrest.
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