Court arrests head of Kurgan Regional Federal Tax Service for bribery and embezzlement

Court arrests head of Kurgan Regional Federal Tax Service for bribery and embezzlement
Vladimir Ryzhuk

Vladimir Ryzhuk will spend two months in a pre-trial detention center.

Head of the Kurgan Regional Federal Tax Service Vladimir Ryzhuk has been taken into custody for two months, according to the Russian Investigative Committee’s channel on Telegram.

It was the investigation that requested Ryzhuk’s arrest, the message says.

As previously reported by the CrimeRussia, the head of the Federal Tax Service Directorate was detained on February 22 on suspicion of bribe-taking on an especially large scale and embezzlement of state property. He has already been charged under these articles.

According to the investigation, in February last year, the tax officer demanded 3 million rubles ($53,280) from a local businessman, promising to relieve him of problems with the Federal Tax Service. The man turned to the police, and the first part of the bribe was transferred under the control of law enforcers. As a result, Ryzhuk was detained red-handed.

In addition, it was found that Ryzhuk used his service car for three years to travel from Kurgan to Tyumen on personal matters. The official made almost 300 trips at the expense of the state, spending more than 320 thousand rubles ($5,683).

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