Head of Krasnoarmeysk detained on suspicion of taking of a bribe
Alexander Ovchinnikov is incriminated receiving 1.5 million rubles ($26.000).
Head of Krasnoarmeysk Alexander Ovchinnikov is detained on suspicion of receiving 1.5 million rubles for providing an opportunity to holding fairs in the territory of the city district. The press service of the Investigative Committee (ICR) across the Moscow region reports about it.
According to the investigators, during the period from February to December, 2016 Ovchinnikov was receiving bribes from an individual entrepreneur through an intermediary in his office in the building of administration of Krasnoarmeysk.
Criminal case initiated under article Bribe-Taking.
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