Deputy of Tatarstan State Council placed under house arrest over bribery 

Deputy of Tatarstan State Council placed under house arrest over bribery

Investigators searched the deputy head of the executive board of Bugulminsky district.

The Sovetsky District Court of Kazan placed State Council member of Tatarstan and former Mayor of Bugulma Ildus Kasimov, who is suspected of receiving a bribe of 2.7 million rubles from the entrepreneur for concluding a municipal contract, under house arrest until June 22, Kazanfirst reports. According to the defendant, his duties did not include the conclusion of contracts. Before the arrest of Kasimov, investigators searched the deputy head of the executive board of the Bugulminsky district, Vakhit Garafutdinov, Real time reports.

According to investigators, Kasymov, as mayor of Bugulma, received a bribe from the former founder of Triumph LLC, Rusalina Usubova, who won two open auctions for the supply of equipment for a musical fountain in the city center. On papers, the contractor performed the work, but the investigation claims that the organization did not actually deliver the equipment. The investigation considered the deputy head of the executive committee of the Bugulminsky district Garafutdinov as the mediator in the corruption scheme.

Kasimov was detained on April 22 on suspicion of bribery (part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and then Exceeding of Official Powers (part 1 of Article 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), investigator Rail Samigullin said in court. The suspect agreed to cooperate with the investigation if he was not sent to the SIZO.

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