Rostov region: Penitentiary Service Local Department Deputy Head caught taking multimillion bribe
Deputy Head of the Federal Penitentiary Service Main Rostov Region Department, Colonel Sergey Ralnikov has been arrested on suspicion of taking a multimillion bribe.
The public official was caught red-handed when taking a bribe. The amount of the bribe was not reported.
Sergey Ralnikov was arrested when taking a big bribe in his office on May 11. The court sent him to a pre-trial detention facility the same day.
Ralnikov will face up to 10 years in prison if his guilt is proven.
Let us add that Sergey Ralnikov had been a warden of the Female Prison No. 18. He was awarded a medal for social service in 2013. He lives in Azov. Rumor has it he is one of the wealthiest people in the city. For example, he declared 1,237,750 rubles (21,675 dollars) of income in 2015. Moreover, he owns both personal chattel and real estate.
The court believes that Anzhela Maria Tsapok could have made the money to buy the house and the expensive car by legal means, since she owned a firm. The court still refused to lift the attachment from her 6 million dollars.