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.
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