Head of rural settlement in Karelia was removed from office and fined for bribery
The Republic of Karelia Court found the Head of Harluskoye rural settlement Natalia Bolsun guilty of taking bribes and abuse of office.
The investigation and the Court found that in 2014 the administration Harluskoye rural settlement and a limited liability company entered into the municipal contract for work on the overhaul and temporary repair of public roads and yards of the Harluskoye rural settlement worth more than 972 thousand rubles.
In the course of work, Bolsun revealed the clear violations of their conduct, and then received a bribe in the amount of 50 thousand rubles from the representatives of the organization for signing the acts of acceptance of the executed works and payments as well as to conclude an additional contract for similar work, which also was not fulfilled properly. As a result, the rural settlement was beared damages totaling more than 1 million rubles.
By the Court’s decision Bolsun was imposed a fine of 550 thousand rubles with the deprivation of the right to hold positions in state authorities and local municipal bodies for 2 years.
In exchange for 12 million rubles ($202 thousand), Kirill Tabakov has ensured the release of third persons of their right to a number of real estate units in the center of Nizhny Novgorod to be replaced by a business class hotel.
According to the defense of ICR officers Nikandrov, Maksimenko, and Lamonov, arrested on suspicion of bribery, Denis Bogorodetsky has broken the crime scheme to the prosecution. The lawyers believe that due to this, the witness turned into a suspect a year after their clients.
Father of the former acting head of the MIA GUEBiPK (General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption) Viktor Zakharchenko, who is currently also under arrest, is the manager of the accounts in question. However, the ICR has information that the сolonel-millionaire has also had direct access to them.