Head of rural settlement in Chelyabinsk region accused of bribe-taking
Head of Balandino (Krasnoarmeysky district, Chelyabinsk region) Vera Galitskova has been accused of taking a bribe in the amount of 220 thousand rubles.
As reported by the press service of the Investigative Committee Chelyabinsk regional department, Galitskova has been charged with Bribe-taking. The official had been detained, but the court selected house arrest as preventive measure against her. Officers of the MIA and Investigative Committee have conducted searches have been conducted in Galitskova's office.
According to investigation, in 2016, the defendant received bribes from local residents for illegal granting of two plots of land. The criminal investigation continues. Investigative measures for collecting and securing evidence base are being taken. Investigators will set the causes and circumstances that contributed to the commission of the crime.
Balandino is located 36 km away from Chelyabinsk. As Komsomolskaya Pravda-Ural notes, the price of land plots in this area is quite high.
In mid-July, thief in law Vitya Pan, as well as his accomplices Evgeny Titov aka Tit and Yaroslav Sokolov (aka Yarik) were declared federally wanted. Depending on their role in the commission of the crime, the defendants are suspected of creation of a crime community and participation therein (parts 1 and 2 of Art. 210 of the Russian Criminal Code), as well as of kidnapping and tortures.