Health Ministry official caught on bribery in Moscow
The department head issued licenses for practicing medicine, taking bribes in return. The gifts’ worth was from 25 thousand to one million rubles ($17,700).
A department Head of the Moscow Health Ministry got caught on bribery. Local UEBiPK (Department of Economic Safety and Counteracting Corruption) identified the crime.
Law enforcers found that between 2016 and 2017, the official (his name has been withheld), issued licenses to entrepreneurs for providing treatment and took bribes in return. He also patronized commercial firms, ensuring they won auctions. Thanks to him, the companies would sign multimillion-ruble contracts to supply expendables to medical institutions in the Moscow region.
The bribes’ worth was from 25 thousand to 1 million rubles ($17.700), resulting in the Health Ministry official making over 2 million rubles ($35.000) in total.
The Investigative Committee of the Moscow Region initiated a criminal case against the corrupt official under Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking), and another one against the bribers, under Art. 291 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Giving).
The siloviki conducted 16 searches at the houses and workplaces of the suspects. They seized financial documents, seals, mobile devices, cash in foreign currency and in rubles.
The Health Ministry official and the bribe-givers were detained. They will be charged soon.
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