Krasnodar Region: District head detained while receiving bribe in southern Russia

Krasnodar Region: District head detained while receiving bribe in southern Russia

The suspect could demand money from a developer for the faster allocation of budget funds for the construction of social facilities.

In the Krasnodar Region, the security forces detained the head of the Dinsky District, Sergey Ponomarev, when receiving a bribe. Ponomarev allegedly promised a representative of a construction company to speed up the allocation of budget funds for the construction of a social facility under the relevant contract, Interfax-Yug reported, citing its own source.

“The [district] head is currently on vacation, we don’t know anything else,” the press service of the Dinsky District told FederalPress.

The source who wished to preserve anonymity said that Ponomarev had been detained near the intersection of Mira and Rashpilevskaya streets. According to the regional publication Sarafan, the official received six million rubles ($ 45,000). The security agencies have not given any official comments yet.

In the administration of the Dinsky District, Ponomarev supervised economic issues at the post of deputy head of the municipality. On October 2, 2017, he became interim district head and in December received the full position.

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