Investigation of large-scale bribe to former Vice Governor of Chelyabinsk finished
According to investigating officers, he used services of security firm free of charge in the amount of more than 2 million rubles ($34000).
The Investigation Committee of Chelyabinsk completed investigation of criminal case concerning former deputy governor of area Nikolay Sandakov accused of taking of a bribe in the form of security services on the amount of about two million rubles ($34000).
According to investigating officers, in 2013-2014 Sandakov used services in installation of systems of video surveillance and protection of the house on the amount of about 2 million rubles, in exchange the official promoted the conclusion of the state contract for protection of the management official of the region on the conditions profitable to security structure.
As the Investigation Committee emphasized, initially former vice governor was incriminated receipt of security services on the amount of 1.3 million rubles ($22000). However it became clear later that the bribe was got for a large sum. Anyway, the article of the case was not requalified – the official passes under part 6 Art. 290 Criminal Code of the Russian Federation Bribe-Taking on especially large scale”. Sandakov may face up to 15 years of imprisonment.
It is noted that on criminal case 15 expertizes were carried out (including accounting, estimative and psycho-linguistic), searches and seizure of documents, more than 40 witnesses were interviewed.
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