State inspector on radiation received 3 years in maximum security penal colony because of bribe
In Saransk the Court delivered its verdict in the case of the state inspector of the Federal Service for Ecology, Technology and Nuclear Supervision Alexander Vertyagin, who was found guilty of taking bribes.
The state inspector of the interregional department of Rostekhnadzor inspections in Mordovia, Penza and Ulyanovsk regions has been identified the extent of the penalty of three years in the maximum security penal colony and was taken into the custody in the courtroom.
In files of the case there is stated that Vertyagin summoned and received a bribe from the Head of the department of the state unitary enterprise Lisma Deushev for concealing the fact of the detection of violations in the radioactive waste storage.
Having identified the violation of waste disposal regulations during an unscheduled inspection of the enterprise Vertyagin offered Deushev to avoid the protocol, which could cost the company from 200 to 400 thousand rubles fine.
Instead, Lisma could pay off the inspector for 200 thousand rubles. That was the number that he wrote on a piece of paper during a conversation with Deushev, while sitting in his car. The representative of Lisma asked time to think and then he turned to the regional FSB department. After that, during a special operation, Vertyagin was arrested red-handed by law enforcement officials.
Former member of the Federation Council believes that this once again points to numerous violations and falsification of evidence during the investigation of his criminal case on charges of bribe-taking in the amount of 27.5 million rubles ($457 thousand).