Kuzbass: Ex-Head of Agriculture Department to stand trial for bribe
The official is accused of receiving 300 thousand rubles ($5.136) from the local entrepreneur.
The criminal case against the ex-Deputy Head of the Kemerovo region Agriculture Department is removed to the court, the press service of the Prosecutor's Office in the region reported.
According to investigators, in June 2016 the official got a bribe of 300 thousand rubles ($5.136) from a local businessman and promised to sign agreements on use of fish-breeding areas and illegal improvements in a recreation area in the Belovo district in the amount of 100 thousand rubles. The charge of receiving last bribe is brought against 51-year-old former employee of the Department, said in a statement of the Prosecutor's Office.
The Kremlin was told that they use Telegram for internal communications. However, if it is blocked, the staff of the Presidential Administration is ready to switch to another messenger, said Dmitry Peskov.
Deputy of Izhevsk Zakhar Milostivenko was detained the day before on suspicion of "restricting competition". Sources clarify that the case of the parliamentarian is connected with the criminal case of Alexander Soloviev, accused of multimillion bribes.