Head of Trans-Baikal Railway bribed with Land Cruiser
Investigators estimated the cost of the car at 1.8 million rubles.
The arrested Head of Trans-Baikal Railway Valery Fomin is suspected of Bribery in a Profit-making Organisation on an especially large size (item (c), part 4 of the Art. 204 of the Criminal Code) in the form of a car Toyota Land Cruiser 100, according to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.
According to investigators, Fomin received the SUV from the general director of one of the business organizations for the contract's conclusion for the transportation services provision. In addition, a car worth 1.8 million rubles was supposed to be the surety of the overall merchant's protection.
The press service of the Trans-Baikal Railway expressed readiness to cooperate with the investigation under the Fomin's case.
"At the request of the Investigative Committee ZabZD is ready to provide all the documents necessary for carrying out investigative measures," - quoted by Tass.
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.
Currently, Valery Fomin is placed under the custody. The court arrested him until 21 December.
Aqua business on Baikal. Chinese people to drink the unique lake to the lees? What does this have to do with Deripaska?
Following a request from the West-Baikal Interdistrict Environmental Prosecutor's Office, the Kirovsky District Court of Irkutsk has suspended the construction of a water bottling plant in Kultuk township, Slyudyanka district, pending the rectification of defects identified in the course of the inspection. The construction has been put on hold; the court has to make the final decision in two months. In the meantime, public activists and environmentalists are ringing alarm bells. An all-Russia public rally to protect Lake Baikal is scheduled to March 24; its program includes collection of signatures against the plant construction by AquaSib company belonging to Chinese investors. A day after the court decision, a fire occurred on Talovskie swamps in Kultuk – it must be noted that the main claims brought against the project owners pertain to these swamps. The CrimeRussia was figuring out what threats does the project pose to the lake and local environment, how was it approved, whether a ‘water competition’ is possible in the region, and what has oligarch Oleg Deripaska to do with this?