Perm Land Relations Department Deputy Head caught in bribe
According to investigators, for half a million rubles Pavel Pahunov promised to provide the municipal land plot.
Employees of the FSB Department in the Perm region detained Perm Deputy Head of the Department of Land Matters Pavel Pahunov. He is suspected of taking bribes.
According to the online edition Properm, security officials detained an official after the searches in the City Administration. In the office of Pahunov there were seized documents. The Deputy Head of the Department is charged with Bribe-Taking (Art. 290 of the Criminal Code). Investigators believe that the official has received 525.000 rubles ($10000) for the transfer of municipal land, located in the Ordzhonikidze district of Perm, to a certain citizen, whose identity is not disclosed. It is known that the mediator was official's familiar businessman, who was also detained.
The Perm Administration quickly dismissed the suspect from the position. Tomorrow, February, 17, the Motovilikhinsky District Court will decide on the measure of restraint.
Meanwhile, the ex-official intended to take the post of the Minister of Natural Resources of the Perm Region. He filed papers to Acting Governor Maxim Reshetnikov.
Aqua business on Baikal. Chinese people to drink the unique lake to the lees? What does this have to do with Deripaska?
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