Saratov ex-official is fined $17 thousand for bribery
The former state employee regularly collected ‘payment’ from local illegal dealers for ‘protection’.
Former head of the department of administration of the Zavodsky district of Saratov Galina Matveeva is found guilty of corruption, the regional prosecutor's office reports.
The court decided to fine Matveeva 1 million rubles ($17 thousand) with deprivation of a right to hold senior positions.
According to the investigators, the ex-head raised money from the local dealers through an intermediary. In exchange, she did not interfere with the illegal trade, carried out by bribers and also the illegal rendering of household services. Besides, the investigation established that the official received 200 thousand rubles ($3 thousand) for the organization of a food fair.
Matveeva was detained during the joint actions of regional administrations of the Federal Security Service and the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
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