Ex-Head of Rostov General Administration of Federal Penitentiary Service caught on bribe

Ex-Head of Rostov General Administration of Federal Penitentiary Service caught on bribe
Former Head of the Rostov General Administration of the Federal Penitentiary Service Sergey Smirnov was dismissed two weeks ago

Lieutenant General Sergey Smirnov is suspected of receiving 2.6 million rubles ($43 thousand).

Former Head of the Federal Penitentiary Service in the Rostov region Sergey Smirnov is detained on suspicion of receiving a large bribe, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation reports.

As the department notes, the participation of the official in crime was found out in the course of the investigation of the criminal case against current Deputy Head of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service in the Rostov region Sergey Ralnikov.

In particular, it is established that from July 2016 to April 2017 Ralnikov entered into a collision with other officials of the regional government of the Federal Penitentiary Service and got not less than two million rubles ($33 thousand) from the deputy director of one of the commercial organizations in the form of a bribe. This money was a part of the stipulated sum of 2.6 million rubles. 

In exchange, Ralnikov promised to provide to the company a free acceptance of the goods made by it and timely transfer of means within contracts with the General Administration of the Federal Penitentiary Service to settlement accounts of the businessman.

It should be added that ex-head of the department Sergey Smirnov suspected of participation in the crime headed regional Federal Penitentiary Service since 2013 and was dismissed two weeks ago - on July 6, according to the decree of the President.

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