St. Petersburg: Federal Registration Service Directorate’s employee detained for $ 15,000 bribe
The expert was going to change the boundaries of 28 land plots in Zaozernoe urban gardening.
St. Petersburg police detained a leading expert in the Directorate of the Federal Registration Service on suspicion of receiving a bribe of one million rubles ($ 15,000) for changing the boundaries of 28 land plots in horticulture in the Pushkin District of the city, the press service of the local ICR reported. According to Fontanka, the suspect’s name is Abramyan and horticulture in question is called Zaozernoe.
According to the investigators, no later than April 24, the employee of the Rosreestr’s directorate demanded a bribe from the men born 1980 and 1961 for taking actions in favor of the chairman of the gardening association. On May 6, at the parties’ meeting, economic police operatives detained three suspects. Investigators initiated criminal cases over attempted bribery (part 3 of Article 30 and part 6 of Article 290 CCRF) and the attempt to mediate bribery (part 3 of Article 30 CCRF part 4 of Article 291.1 CCRF).
Disputes over the boundaries of the Zaozernoye plots have been going on since the 90s. The former horticulture chairman was convicted for 16 episodes of fraud – he offered landowners to expand land at a price of 50,000 rubles ($ 765) per one hundred square meters at the expense of land that did not belong to him.