Former Head of Chuvashia Employment Service received suspended sentence for bribe-taking
Former Head of the Employment Service in the Republic of Chuvashia Sergey Viktorov is convicted by the court on charges of several counts of bribe-taking.
According to the Republican ICR Department, the former official is sentenced to 2.5 years of imprisonment. In addition, he must pay a fine of 600 thousand rubles. According to the court, Viktorov is also prohibited to hold positions of responsibility within 2.5 years.
According to the materials of the case, in 2015, the official received bribes from representatives of two commercial organizations involved in the supply of software. The total amount of bribes, according to the investigation, is accounted for 244 thousand rubles. Software vendors paid the former Head of the Employment Service for assistance in concluding lucrative governmental contracts.
As a result of Viktorov's criminal acts traders concluded 70 state contracts totaling 3.5 million rubles, the Investigation Committee noted.
It is reported that the authorities submitted to the Cabinet of Chuvashia a proposal to develop a mechanism of effective control to prevent corruption in the public procurement sector.
Marina Semynina, who had been renting out non-residential premises with an area of 2.5 thousand sq. m to the trading network, is a co-defendant in the suit of the Prosecutor General's Office on the seizure of Colonel Zakharchenko's family assets in favor of the state.
In a week the police of the Penza region have lost two first executives. The Head of the regional Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) announced his forthcoming resignation. In this regard, the region began talking about the global cleansing of the bigwigs of security agencies. Now everyone is waiting to learn who is next in the queue for quitting, and what new corruption rows pertaining to security chiefs are to come to light in the short run in a relatively serene region.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had seen plenty of scandals throughout its history. In the end of 2017, it ceased financing of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on suspicion of misuse of funds by its management. However, the IOC couldn’t even think that international drug trafficker Gafur Rakhimov, member of the criminal ‘Brothers’ Circle’ put on the OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List, is going to take charge of it soon. Furthermore, Rakhimov has contributed greatly to the selection of Sochi the place of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Kochkin is detained in the headquarters building and brought to the police department, where policemen drew up a protocol under Violating the Established Procedure for Arranging or Conducting a Meeting, Rally, Demonstration, Procession or Picket (part 8 of Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). According to the activist, in the near future he will go on trial.