MIA: ex-Deputy Head of Internal Troops became criminal case figurant
Vladimir Panov is suspected of taking a bribe in a particularly large scale.
Against former Deputy Head of the Interior Troops logistic support system General Vladimir Panov a criminal case has been instituted upon taking a bribe in a particularly large scale. On Wednesday, March 15, Head of the Anti-Corruption Board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Andrey Kurnosenko reported that.
According to him, Panov is suspected of taking two hydrocycles, as well as a motorboat worth 2.6 million rubles ($44.000) from the head of one of the companies, which Panov helped to conclude state contracts for the development of Internal Troops’s construction worth more than 2 billion rubles ($33.8m).
As previously the CrimeRussia wrote, Panov, according to sources, received a bribe from the director of the Spetsdorstroy company - the general contractor for the construction of facilities in the 127th motorized regiment of the Interior Ministry in Adler, and the damage to the state is estimated at 20 million rubles ($338.000).
Corruption is overwhelming in the Republic of Bashkortostan. It infiltrates all branches of power. The recent arrests in the Bashkir Prosecutor’s Office clearly show that justice can be bought and sold there, while the verdict of Themis depends only on the purse size. All powerful officials and businessmen in the republic know how much it costs to institute or dismiss a case. After the replacement of the regional head, the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation has found out that not only the supreme authorities of the Republican Prosecutor’s Office are involved in the corruption scheme – but judges and high-ranked police commanders as well. What officials have sullied their reputation with bribe-taking and are going to fall victims to yet another sweeping purge? What are millions of rubles paid for? What is the true scale of corruption in the region – champion among national republics by that parameter?