Ex-head of Krasnodar Transportation Dept failed for 8,5 years over bribes

Ex-head of Krasnodar Transportation Dept failed for 8,5 years over bribes
Anastas Orkopulo

Ex-official Anastas Orkopulo is found guilty of receiving 4,8 million rubles ($83 thousand).

The former Head of Department of transport of the Krasnodar Region is sentenced to 8,5 years over bribe taking for 4,8 million rubles ($83 thousand). Besides, the official will pay a penalty of 24,3 million rubles ($420 thousand). The press service of the Investigative Committee of the region reports about it on Friday, October 27.

As the investigation has found, the official illegally received money from a director of one of local enterprises in 2010-2014 making passenger traffic in the territory of the region. The sums varied from 50 to 100 thousand rubles (from $865 to $1730). In exchange, the official promised his “assistance to this enterprise”.

Besides, Orkopulo received 650 thousand rubles ($11 249) and allowed participation of a firm, which was not eligible, in a competition on implementation of regular passenger traffic along two routes.

The Investigative Committee initiated a criminal case under part 6 Art. 290, part 5, Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Bribe taking by an official on a considerable scale). 

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