Deputy head of Balashikha administration arrested for bribes for turning blind eye to road repair quality

Deputy head of Balashikha administration arrested for bribes for turning blind eye to road repair quality
Aleksey Koval

A criminal case of Bribe-Taking on an Especially Large Scale has been initiated.

The reason for the arrest of First Deputy Head of the Balashikha administration, Aleksey Koval, has been reported. According to the Investigations Directorate of the IC in the Moscow region, he is accused of taking a bribe of 4 million rubles ($62,040).

According to the investigation, since last summer, the official regularly received bribes from the general director of a construction company specializing in road maintenance. The total amount of bribes reached 4 million rubles. Aleksey Koval carried out the general patronage and the conclusion of contracts and deliberately did not monitor the quality of the work done on the repair of roads.

A criminal case of Bribe-Taking on an Especially Large Scale has been initiated against the suspect, stipulated in part 6 of Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code.

The official’s house and workplace have been searched. The IC is establishing those involved and finding out all the details of the crime.

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