Deputy head of EMERCOM caught on bribery from fire protection systems company in Tambov
Deputy head of the EMERCOM Central Office for the Tambov region is accused of bribery.
A criminal case under part 2 of Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code has been opened against him. The crime committed has been brought to light by officers of the regional ICR’s second department for investigation of particularly important cases. Specialists of this department investigate crimes against the state as well as crimes in the economic sphere.
According to law enforcement bodies, in April this year the EMERCOM deputy head arranged a meeting in his office with the CEO of a company engaged in the installation and maintenance of fire protection systems. During the meeting he offered to lobby for the company's interests in exchange for a monthly fee of 25 thousand rubles.
November 18, the corrupt civil servant was detained by FSB officers in his office when receiving another cash "gratitude" for his services from the businessman. According to investigation, he has illegally obtained a total of 125 thousand rubles since June this year. It is also worth noting that he used his subordinate employee as a mediator for bribe-taking.
The deputy head of EMERCOM is currently in custody at the investigator's request. In addition, as part of the investigation, law enforcement agencies will also have to make a legal evaluation of the actions committed by the briber and the mediator.
In 2018, the official became a founder of a fund that deals with shooting and entrapment of wild animals in a hunting sector he supervises. With that, the official did not report about it to his senior executives.