Head of Trans-Baikal Railway bribed with Land Cruiser

Head of Trans-Baikal Railway bribed with Land Cruiser
Valery Fomin Photo: Zabmedia

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.

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