Kemerovo tax collector caught extorting 1.5-million-ruble bribe
Kemerovo tax inspector was extorting a bribe of 1.5 million rubles from a company, which indebted taxes in the amount of 25 million rubles.
In Kemerovo, a tax inspector has come under investigation for extorting a bribe of 1.5 million rubles from a debtor company.
According to the regional ICR, the tax inspectorate employee had offered the debtor company's management to reduce the amount of its debt size in exchange for 1.5 million rubles.
The civil servant learned about the company's debt to the budget after a site inspection. The company had run into debt of 25-million-ruble tax payments due to financial violations.
The employee of the tax Inspectorate had offered the company head to reduce the size of debt to 3 million rubles, if he paid her 1.5 million rubles. The company director accepted this offer. However, police learned about the corruptive intent of the civil servant and detained her when she was receiving 750 thousand rubles.
A criminal case has been initiated against her; law enforcement officers are now conducting a series of examinations and establishing all the circumstances of the offense. In addition, the question of the corrupt tax service employee's detention is being decided.
As for the briber businessman, the law enforcement agencies are to give a legal assessment of his actions.
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