ICR instituted criminal proceedings on corruption in Rostransnadzor
The amount of bribes received by the leadership of the Moscow Department of the Rostransnadzor amounted to more than 1 million rubles.
The Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee in Moscow opened a criminal case under article Bribe-Giving (part 6, Art. 290 of the Criminal Code) and Bribe-Taking (part 5, Art. 291 of the Criminal Code), reported the press-service of the agency. According to investigators, heads of territorial state road supervision of the Central Control Unit (UGADN) received bribes for the covering of transport companies in Moscow and Russian regions. For money the management staff reported of planned inspections and did not bring them to the administrative responsibility for violations. In total, employees of Rostransnadzor received bribes of at least 1.15 million rubles. This amount could grow significantly, because the investigation establishes other similar criminal counts.
As part of this criminal case, investigators conducted searches in more than 27 locations, including the territorial division of the UGADN. Recall that during the searches there were detained about 10 employees of the Rostransnadzor. Among the detained there were the Acting Head of the Moscow Department Igor Surzhik and the Head of the Southern Department Igor Vysotsky. Note that, according to REN TV sources, Igor Surzhik resigned from the agency two weeks before the operational activities. Managers of the Rostransnadzor are currently being questioned.
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