Kalmykia: deputy Minister of Natural Resources arrested for bribery

Kalmykia: deputy Minister of Natural Resources arrested for bribery
Mikhail Stroganov

Senior executives of the local oil companies paid money for a rental apartment for the official.

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Kalmykia has been arrested on suspicion of bribery. The media office of the Republic’s Investigative Committee reports that criminal case against him was initiated under item 5c of article 290 of Russia’s Criminal Code (Bribe taking by an official). According to the investigation, a few senior executives of the local oil companies paid money for a rental apartment for the official from July, 2018, up to March, 2019. It is about the amount worth of 450 thousand rubles ($6.9 thousand).

The official is the suspect. His name is not disclosed. This is probably Mikhail Stroganov - he supervises activities of oil companies. He was appointed in November, 2009.

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