Head of the Regional Department of Technological Supervision arrested during Prosecutor General’s visit 

Head of the Regional Department of Technological Supervision arrested during Prosecutor General’s visit
The detention of the suspect, Sergey Samokhvalov Photo: Press Service of the Russian Interior Ministry

Head of the regional department of the Rostekhnadzor was arrested for accepting a bribe of 1 million rubles.

The press service of the Russian Interior Ministry reported that on May 27, in the city of Noyabrsk, members of the State Department of Economic Security of the Interior Ministry, in cooperation with their colleagues from the Department of Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption of the Regional Interior Ministry Department, detained chief of the energy supervision department of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District of the North-Ural Rostekhnadzor branch, Sergey Samokhvalov.

It is worth mentioning that Russia's Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika was on official visit in the region on the same day.

The investigative committee department in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District indict Sergey Samokhvalov for taking a grand bribe (art. 290, para 5, subpara "v" of the Russian Criminal Code) and for giving a grand bribe (art. 291, para 4, subpara "b" of the Russian Criminal Code).

According to investigators, the head of the Rostekhnadzor regional department received a bribe of 1 million rubles from the deputy head of the directorate for the construction of a large investment project, which was included in the state program of integrated development of hydrocarbon deposits in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District. In exchange, Samokhvalov promised to grant permissions to connect to power grids of the constructed facilities. Law enforcement officials have recorded the transfer of money.

Both the office, where Samokhvalov was arrested, and his apartment were searched. As a result, law enforcement officers recovered cash and documents relevant to the case. Sergey Samokhvalov was formally charged, and the District Court issued a decision on his arrest for a period of two months. Further investigation is currently underway.

Video: the arrest of the head of one of the Rostekhnadzor departments in Yamal.

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