Third one out. Ryazan deputy head detained in Moscow for bribery
Sergei Pashkevich became a third person involved in the criminal case.
The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested Sergei Pashkevich, the deputy head of the Ryazan administration, who is charged with accepting a major bribe, TASS reports with reference to the press service of the court.
The official is accused under part 3 of Art. 33 and part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (bribery arrangement) and detained until 5 April.
Pashkevich is a third person involved in the criminal case associated with the Ryazan enterprise Detskoye Pitaniye ("Baby Food").
According to investigators, Aleksandr Dvoretsky, the former director of the Ryazan municipal unitary enterprise Detskoye Pitaniye, took a bribe in the amount of 1.1 million rubles ($15.800) from one of the suppliers, promising the company would get government contracts. Dvoretsky was detained in his office while handing the money in October last year.
Aleksandr Zaikin, the former adviser to the head of the Ryazan administration, is the second defendant in the case.
Dvoretsky and Zaikin are charged with accepting a major bribe (part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code); they were arrested last year.