Former Deputy Prime Minister of Ryazan to stand trial for bribe-taking
Dmitry Andreev is charged with obtaining more than 6 million rubles (103 thousand dollars) by criminal means.
The case of former Deputy Chairman of the Ryazan region government Dmitry Andreev, who is accused of bribe-taking, has been referred to court. This is reported by the press service of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.
According to investigation, in the period from November 2014 to August 2015, the suspect received Toyota Land Cruiser 200 for free use as a bribe for the overall protection valued at more than 1.688 million rubles (30 thousand dollars) from the general director of one of the Ryazan agricultural enterprises. In addition, the company paid the public servant's fines for violation of traffic rules while driving the above car.
Moreover, the former official has been found guilty of two other corruption crimes; Andreev used to receive bribes from the founder of another agricultural enterprise, which had rendered his son a service by signing a contract of joint construction of housing in the amount of 4.488 million rubles (77 thousand dollars) intended for the accused person's son. In addition, the former deputy chairman is accused of cheating Deputy Agriculture Minister Gennady Nozdrin, from whom he had embezzled 500 thousand rubles (8.6 thousand dollars).
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