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 The withdrawn amount constituted 4 500 000 rubles.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.
Several years ago, owner of two dozen companies and media sources Elada Nagornaya was called the richest wife of an official. Now her husband Oleg Sorokin is in a pre-trial detention center, and she has successfully left for Europe with other family members.
The trial of Shakro Molodoy is coming to an end in the Nikulinsky Court of Moscow. The high-profile case of extortion of 8 million rubles ($141,840) from Elements restaurant owner Zhanna Kim culminated in the shootout on Rochdelskaya, where two people were killed and five wounded.