Moscow Ministry of Emergency Situations deputy head detained over bribe taking

Moscow Ministry of Emergency Situations deputy head detained over bribe taking
The investigators believe that the ‘lifeguard’ covered violations of fire safety in the shopping center Kapitoliy

According to investigators, the rescuer received almost 2 million rubles ($34 thousand) for his 'services'.

Nikolay Polosin, the deputy head of the Fire Safety Department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in Moscow, was detained for bribe taking for 1.8 million rubles ($30 thousand). This was reported by Moskva news agency, citing a source in law enforcement agencies.

As the interlocutor of the agency said, a high-ranking official, representative of the emergency department, was detained by the Federal Security Service on the night of December 1 in his Volkswagen Touareg car near house 22/2 on Prechistenka Street, receiving 300 thousand rubles ($5 thousand) from CEO of the company Sopas Oleg Shpilov.

It is specified that the rescuer has taken the money from the merchant before. In exchange, he promised to help in a case of compensation of losses in automatic mode in five shopping centers Kapitoliy. According to the source, contracts for maintenance of the shopping centers Sopas were signed in December 2016 and April 2017 with Enka TC LLC - the owner and management company of the shopping centers Kapitoliy.

The interlocutor of the agency added that Polosin is in custody, he is accused of Bribe-Taking on an especially large scale (part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code).

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