Employee of Rosprirodnadzor detained for extortion of money
Assistant of the Federal Nature Management Supervision Service Head Dmitry Valenza and his accomplice businessman Rafis Kupkenov are detained in Moscow.
As the senior assistant of the Head of the Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigtive Committee of the Russian Federation in Moscow reported to TASS, they are suspected of attempted swindle of 15 million rubles.
The Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation initiated a criminal case under part 3 of Art. 30, part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Attempted Swindling on an especially large scale).
According to case papers, in December, 2016 the employee of Rosprirodnadzor and his acquaintance entered into collusion for the purpose of embezzlement of money of the acting head of department of Rosprirodnadzor across the Central Federal District, concerning which functional audit check was carried out.
The suspects suggested the object of a racketing to solve his problem for 15 million rubles, what was a notorious swindle as the investigation believes, because actually racketeers had no such opportunities.
On December 26, Valenza and Kupkenov were detained, while receiving a part of the required amount. During interrogation they admitted their guilt. In the nearest future charge will be brought to them and the measure of restraint is chosen.
Corruption is overwhelming in the Republic of Bashkortostan. It infiltrates all branches of power. The recent arrests in the Bashkir Prosecutor’s Office clearly show that justice can be bought and sold there, while the verdict of Themis depends only on the purse size. All powerful officials and businessmen in the republic know how much it costs to institute or dismiss a case. After the replacement of the regional head, the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation has found out that not only the supreme authorities of the Republican Prosecutor’s Office are involved in the corruption scheme – but judges and high-ranked police commanders as well. What officials have sullied their reputation with bribe-taking and are going to fall victims to yet another sweeping purge? What are millions of rubles paid for? What is the true scale of corruption in the region – champion among national republics by that parameter?