Novgorod official convicted of mediation in bribery
Head of the Demyansky district, Novgorod region, got prosecuted for mediation in bribery.
According to the regional Investigative Committee of Russia, criminal case investigation against the official has been completed. He has pleaded guilty of committing the alleged crime. A criminal case has bee initiated under part 3 of Art. 30 and part 2 of Art. 291.1 of the Russian Criminal Code (Mediation in bribe-taking for committing wittingly unlawful actions (or inaction) by a person using the official position thereof).
The investigation bodies have established that while in his office, the Head of the Demyansky district received 100 thousand rubles from the Head of Administration of one of the rural settlements in the Demyansky district, Novgorod region. It was expected that he would refer the money as a bribe to another official for the provision of illegal services. However, he has failed to deliver the money, as he has been detained by police.
He fully admitted his guilt during the preliminary investigations. The investigative bodies have collected enough evidence in the case. All investigation and indictment materials have been referred to the regional Prosecutor's Office for further proceedings.
Rosfinmonitoring (Federal Financial Monitoring Service) analyzed the data of the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers and discovered thousands of offshore companies through which the Russians laundered billions of rubles. Materials on deputies and governors were handed over to law enforcers.
A spokesperson of the Prosecutor's office said that the ECHR had not studied all the materials of the criminal case, so they were offered not to overturn the verdict, but to send the case for a new review in court.