Deputy Head of Ministry of Agriculture caught on bribery in Astrakhan
In the Astrakhan region, the Deputy Minister of agriculture and fishing industry has been arrested when receiving a bribe.
A criminal case under part 2 of Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking on an especially large scale) has been initiated against the official.
According to the regional ICR, a businessman turned to the Deputy Head of the Ministry of agriculture and fishing industry of the Astrakhan region in July of this year, asking him to assist in solving the issue regarding the formation of fish-breading commercial areas. The official demanded 50 thousand rubles for his service. He received the money on August 19 while in his office.
Two days later, on September 21, the corrupt official was detained by officers of the MIA Main Directorate for Economic Safety and Counteracting Corruption for the Astrakhan region. During a search conducted in the Deputy Minister's apartment, the police found more than 1.6 million rubles and foreign currency. Law enforcement officers are currently establishing the origin of money and selecting a preventive measure against the criminal. Investigation into the criminal case continues.
Despite the fact that 2 years have passed since the criminal disassembly that turned into a slaughterhouse, the exact picture of what happened at the Elements restaurant on December 14, 2015, is still uncertain. The investigation of criminal cases and a whole series of major detentions, which entailed events of that evening, continue to this day. None of those who were involved in extortion, shoot-out and the protection of criminals has not yet been convicted. The CrimeRussia reconstructs the chronicle of the events of that day on the information available in the public domain and video recordings from CCTV cameras.
In the request sent by the Dozhd TV channel, there were no documents confirming violations committed by deputy Alexey Yezubov, said Natalya Poklonskaya, the head of the State Duma's commission for the control of declarations.