Deputy Head of Odintsovo detained for multimillion bribe

Deputy Head of Odintsovo detained for multimillion bribe

Head of the Odintsovo Administration in the Moscow region was detained tonight by law enforcement officers while taking of a bribe, the Investigative Committee of Russia reported.

The Main Investigation Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia in Moscow initiated a criminal case against the official over a crime under part 6 Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

Investigative actions are currently being carried out in the building of the Odintsovo Administration, it is impossible to enter there, as well as to leave it, Head of the Odintsovo Administration of Aleksander Gusev told Interfax. According to him, the staff of municipality provides assistance to law enforcement authorities.

Life notes that the Deputy Head of Odintsovo demanded from the local entrepreneur a bribe in the amount of 8 250 000 rubles for coordination of transfer of parcel of land and increase of its area. He was caught in flagrante delicto during the transfer of a part of the bribe. The withdrawn amount constituted 4 500 000 rubles.

According to Ren-TV, events in Odintsovo are connected with case of owner of developer company NBM Stroyservice Mikhail Babel.

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