Perm businessman fined 5 mln rubles for attempting to bribe FSB employee
In Perm, a 32-year-old individual entrepreneur has been found guilty of attempted bribery of a FSB employee. This is reported by the ICR Investigative Administration of Russia for the Perm region.
According to investigators, wanting to avoid criminal liability under the revealed facts of illegal sale of alcoholic beverages, the businessman has offered a bribe to an employee of the regional FSB department for the Perm region. The bribe amounted to half a million rubles.
May 6, 2016, during a special operation near the Perm-I station, the man was caught red-handed while attempting to pass a bribe. Operational support of the investigation was carried out by employees of the regional Russian Federal Security Service department. The criminal case on the illegal alcohol trade, that the businessman had tried to avoid by bribery, is currently being investigated by the General Administration of the MIA of Russia for the Perm region.
Based on the evidence gathered by investigators, the court delivered its verdict against the businessman. He is accused of committing a crime, namely “attempt to bribe an official at an especially large scale for knowingly unlawful inaction.” The offender has been fined 5 million rubles, and the court verdict has come into legal force.
During the arrest of businessman Valery Pshenichny, the operatives have made it clear that he won’t return home. An economic criminal case reported to the authorities by the businessman has led to his terrible death in the pretrial detention facility under circumstances raising numerous questions. Was he really electrocuted, cut with a knife, raped, his spine fractured, strangled, and killed? The Federal Penitentiary Service denies such allegations and claims that “He has done everything himself”. The CrimeRussia has performed its own inquest into the death of Valery Pshenichny.
Alexey Kudrin, the head of the Center for Strategic Research, said the ban on Telegram messenger jeopardizes the country’s transition to digital economy. The decision was ill-conceived, he said, and those who made it did not think it through.