Service for Ecological and Nuclear Supervision Deputy Head bribes Gazpromneft subsidiary CEO

Service for Ecological and Nuclear Supervision Deputy Head bribes Gazpromneft subsidiary CEO
Pavel Kryukov

The police searched the official’s house and found another 18 million rubles ($301.849).

Gazpromneft-Noyabrskneftegaz CEO and Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District Legislative Assembly MP Pavel Kryukov was arrested in Russian Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Supervision Northern Ural Directorate Deputy Head Revaz Porfirov’s house where the latter was celebrating his birthday. The official helped to pay Kryukov a 1.2-million-ruble ($20.123) bribe, according to Znak’s source. Kryukov was arrested when taking it.

Moreover, another 18 million rubles were found in Porfirov’s house. The confiscated money had been marked.

Kryukov was going to quit his job next March, according to Znak. It is worth mentioning he is one of the wealthiest Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District Legislative Assembly MPs (ranks 5th), according the company’s 2016 tax returns. Kryukov declared making more than 34.8 million rubles ($583.575) last year, according to open data.

Kryukov was arrested on November 17, as the CrimeRussia reported earlier. He has been charged with Bribery in a Profit-making Organisation. The Gazpromneft subsidiary CEO took a 1.2-million-ruble bribe from a for-profit company to promote the its interests, according to investigators.

It is worth mentioning that Kryukov is being investigated for violation of part 8 of Article 204 (Bribery in a Profit-making Organisation) of the Russian Criminal Code. Porfirov has been charged with violation of part 3 of Article 204.1 (Mediation in Bribery in a Profit-making Organisation on an Especially Large Scale) of the Code.

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