Deputy Head of Novy Urengoy MIA detained for bribery

Deputy Head of Novy Urengoy MIA detained for bribery

He reportedly solicited 150.000 rubles ($2.600) promising not to scrutinize one of the town's companies.

Alexander Efimov, the Deputy Head of the town’s office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Novy Urengoy, has been detained on suspicion of bribe-taking, Ura.ru reported citing Elena Demyanova, the spokesperson of the ICR Investigation Department for the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. A criminal case has been instituted against Efimov under part 3 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (Swindling committed by a person through his official position, as well as on a large scale).

According to the website nur24, Efimov solicited a bribe promising not to scrutinize OOO Sinergiya. The sources say his reward was 150.000 rubles ($2.600), while according to other sources, it was about 600.000 rubles ($10.430).

Currently, Efimov is in a temporary detention facility.

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