Kazan customs officer gives info about rivals for 50 thousand rubles bribe
A senior official of the Kazan customs office is accused of bribery.
The former chief of the Kazan customs station in Tatarstan has been charged under art. 290 para. 3 of the Russian Criminal Code (taking a bribe as official in exchange for illegal actions in favor of the briber).
The investigation claims that on November 12, 2012, a businessman asked the customs officer to help him bring in food for animals through customs with a reduced rate of value added tax. The official intended to justify the rate of VAT with supplies of similar products from competitors. An important condition was to match the quality and price characteristics of the product, as well as the information on the payment of customs duties and fees, and the date and place of release of goods for free circulation. The businessman planned to use this data to strip the customs duties.
The officer agreed to print and send the entrepreneur confidential information from the database of the Monitoring-analiz automated information system. It contained data about other foreign trade participants. For this, he demanded a fee in the amount of 50 thousand rubles.
The investigation does not mention the name of the accused, but at that time the post of chief of the Kazan customs office was occupied by Sergey Ryabtsev, who had been appointed to this position on November 1, 2007.
Two weeks before the alleged crime, following Vladimir Putin's decree of November 27, 2012, Ryabtsev was awarded the Honorary Diploma of the President of Russia.
The case is currently reviewed by the Novo-Savinovsky District Court of Kazan.
On September 21, kingpin Vladimir Vagin, aka Vagon, hanged himself. Two years earlier another thief in law Max Pioner also committed suicide. Vagon's lawyer does not believe in the version of suicide and intends to apply for a forensic medical examination.
The daughter of State Duma deputy Rinat Khairov bought one of the most expensive mansions in the British county of Surrey. The news of the purchase hit the biggest English media, hinting at the vague origin of money in possession of self-described as model Elsina Khairova. The deputy father and husband-businessman volunteered to explain everything, but immediately got confused in their own words.
The search and seizure of documents have taken place as part of the investigation into the criminal case against Deputy Head of the Administration of the Head and Government of Dagestan Ismail Efendiev, who previously headed the Ministry of Labor and Social Development for over 10 years.