Leningrad Region: bribery case of $170,000 initiated against head of Lyuban
The head of the town administration was suspected of bribery when changing the purposes of municipal lands.
Investigating bodies suspected the head of the administration of Lyuban, the Leningrad Region, of receiving a bribe on an especially large scale (part 6 of Article 290 CCRF) for helping to change the purposes of land plots leased from the municipality. The official could have received 470,000 rubles ($ 7,300) a month for two years, the press service of the regional ICR reports.
According to the investigation, the suspect received bribes from December 2016 to December 2018 for assistance in the re-registering municipal land plots from the category of “agricultural land” to the category of “industrial land.” The total amount of the bribe could have reached more than 11 million rubles ($ 170,000).
During the investigation, a series of searches with seizures were conducted, and the suspect was detained. Vasily Brovchuk is listed as head of the settlement’s administration on its website. He was appointed to this position in 2014.
The Prosecutor General's Office had earlier accused the Moscow region’s ex-official of exceeding official authority, taking a bribe on an especially large scale, and forgery, and demanded to seize assets worth of 9 billion rubles ($135 million) from him.