Mayor of Orenburg and his deputy detained for a bribe
The investigation believes that the mayor and his subordinate received in 600 thousand rubles ($8800) from a local entrepreneur.
The head of Orenburg, Yevgeny Arapov, was detained after the searches in his office on suspicion of receiving a bribe. This is reported by the press service of the ICR.
It is specified that during the operational activities, at the mayor’s 4 million 200 thousand rubles ($62000) were found.
According to the investigation, Arapov, together with his deputy Gennady Borisov, in May this year, received a bribe of 600 thousand rubles from a CEO of a commercial organization engaged in the construction sector. In return, the officials promised to provide the businessman with a common patronage.
According to the ICR, Borisov personally received the bribes but 400 thousand rubles ($5900) from this amount were intended for Arapov.
Both civil servants have now become involved in the criminal case under clauses “a” and “c” of part 5 of Article 290 CCRF (bribe-taking on a large scale by a group of individuals). Borisov, as reported in the ICR, is in custody.
The detention is related to the investigation into the abduction and murder of Tatyana Sidorova, a deputy of the Ramenskoye District Legislature, and three members of her family, which occurred back in 2012.