Head of Trans-Baikal Railway arrested on suspicion of bribery

Head of Trans-Baikal Railway arrested on suspicion of bribery
Valery Fomin Photo: zabzd.rzd.ru

Details of the criminal case, under which Valery Fomin was arrested for two months, were not disclosed.⁠

The Central District Court of Chita arrested the Head of the Trans-Baikal Railway Valery Fomin (ZabZD). The Head of ZabZD is incriminated part 4 of Art. 204 of the Criminal Code (Bribery in a Profit-making Organisation on an especially large size). Details of the criminal case has not yet been disclosed. The suspect is remanded in custody until December 21, because the court bewared that Fomin could escape.

"In addition, the Court decided to place him under arrest, because he is accused of particularly grave corruption crimes," - the spokeswoman of the regional court Victoria Mikhailyuk commented.

TASS sources in law enforcement bodies reported that in Fomin's case his car worth 1.87 million rubles mentioned.

Previously, the CrimeRussia reported that on October 19 the office of Trans-Baikal Railway was searched, including the Fomin's office. Operational activities were carried out within the framework of the bribery in a profit-making organisation criminal case. Regional media suggested that the searches were connected also with the case of bribery.

Railways' Division had not immediate comment on the Fomin's arrest.


Valery Fomin was born on September 7, 1961 in Kushva, the Sverdlovsk region. In 1983 he graduated from the Ural Electromechanical Institute of Railway Engineers. Since 1999 he worked as the first Deputy Chief of the Surgut department, the Tyumen branch Chief, the Chief of passenger service, the Chief Inspector for traffic safety. On the post of the first Deputy Head of the Sverdlovsk Railway he was appointed in 2006. According to Znak.com, Fomin was considered a man of the former Head of the Sverdlovsk Railways team, then the Sverdlovsk Region Governor Alexander Misharin. The last now holds the post of the first Vice-President of Russian Railways. In May 2013 Fomin was appointed the Head of the Trans-Baikal Railway.



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