Moscow: Senior tax collector arrested for extorting 12 million rubles
The officer was taken red-handed when receiving the first part of the money.
In Moscow Evgeny Petlevanny, the senior tax inspector of the Moscow IFTS №10, detained while taking a bribe, the official representative of the Interior Ministry Irina Volk reported. He was caught red-handed during a joint operation of the Moscow OEBiPK Ministry of Internal Affairs operatives and the FSB employees. According to investigators, the officer extorted a bribe of 12 million rubles for the reduction of the tax claims amount, found during last inspection, from 100 to 20 million rubles from the private company deputy of the general director. The manager agreed to give money and applied with a statement to the police.
The entire process of receiving bribe was controlled by law enforcement officers. After the transfer of the agreed bribe first tranche in the amount of about 6 million rubles in foreign currency the senior tax collector was arrested.
Investigators raided the tax inspector place of residence, where objects of his illegal activities were found.
The police opened a criminal case under part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking on an especially large scale). With regard to the official the measure of restraint in the form of detention was chosen.
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