Federal Customs Service inquiry department head accused of bribery
The security forces search the head's office, the deputy is suspected of mediation in bribery.
The Moscow Interregional Investigation Department for Transport of the ICR initiated a criminal case on taking a bribe of $140.000 (part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) against head of the inquiry department of the Office of Customs Investigation Sergey Galenkov based on materials from the Economic Security Service of the Federal Security Service of Russia and the Federal Security Service of Russia for the Bryansk region. Investigators suspected the deputy Galenkov, two Moscow residents and the director of a commercial organization.
As the investigation established, the customs representative of one of the commercial organizations submitted a declaration to the Alexandrovsky customs post of the Bryansk Customs, which contained inaccurate information to lower the customs duty. The goods, shoes, and blanks were seized. The businessman allegedly gave a bribe to Galenkov to avoid criminal punishment and verification at the enterprise.
Currently, investigators together with FSB operatives conduct searches in the offices of the Federal Customs Service of Russia, including in the office of Galenkov. Galenkov and his deputy were detained.
It concerns entrepreneur Dmitry Motorin, Boris Usherovich, a co-owner of the Group of Companies 1520, and Novoe Vremya board member, Ivan Stankevich. Motorin is accused of giving a bribe on an especially large scale, and Stankevich and Usherovich are charged with bribe-taking.
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