Medvedev dismisses Deputy Head of Pension Fund Ivanov accused of bribes
The official lost his post “due to the loss of confidence.”
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree on the resignation of Deputy Head of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation Aleksey Ivanov, who is charged with receiving a bribe of 4.4 million rubles ($66,022).
The order was published on the official website of legal information. The official was dismissed with the wording “due to the loss of confidence.”
As previously reported by The CrimeRussia, Ivanov is charged with 6 of Art. 290 (Bribe-Taking on an Especially Large Scale) has been initiated against Groo. Another defendant in the case is Director of Technoserv Management LLC Aleksey Kopeykin. According to the investigation, he was a mediator.
It has not been established who transferred the money. Siloviki believe that Ivanov took bribes in the amount of 200 thousand rubles ($3000) for general protection for two years. The money was transferred to Kopeykin’s account, who then sent it to Ivanov. The total amount of bribes amounted to approximately 4.4 million rubles.
Ivanov has already admitted his guilt and repented of his deed. Both defendants are in a pre-trial detention center.
The Russian authorities are introducing more and more measures aimed at the “sovereignty of the Internet” and, in general, IT technologies. By and large, this is somewhat contrary to the very nature of its development, but given that at the very top, we have people who are new to the Internet and modern technologies, this is of little concern to anyone. Ideally, Russia should shut itself up in terms of information realm – without giving out anything, and most importantly, without receiving from the outside. Against this background, the domestic IT sector is happy to “reinvent the wheel,” receiving state references and budget money.