Former deputy prime minister of Crimea Serov wanted in bribe case
The ex-official was suspected of mediating a land issue.
Former deputy chairman of the Council of Ministers and former head of Sudak’s City Administration Vladimir Serov was put on the wanted list in Crimea on suspicion of offering mediation in bribery (part 5 of Article 291.1 CCRF), TASS reports, citing a source in the Crieman authorities. As part of the investigation, two deputies of the city councils, Sudak and Simferopol, were taken into custody.
Suspect Serov is hiding from the investigation, the ICR believes. According to the investigation, he proposed to transfer a bribe to resolve an issue of registration of a land plot in the resort area in Sudak. About 2 million rubles ($ 30,000) in total were supposed to be transferred, but the bribe-giver managed to give only 600,000 ($ 9,200). Security bodies’ officers raided in Serov's house, where they found a Ukrainian passport.
The arrested deputies were detained in the Toplovsky Nunnery in the Crimea and in Moscow, where the second defendant came to pass the exam session. The deputies were charged with the attempt to transfer a bribe (part 3 of Article 30, part 4 of Article 291.1 CCRF).