Tver Region: Deputy Minister of Economic Development detained for bribery
According to preliminary information, the bribery amounted to 4 million rubles.
Denis Ilyin, the Deputy Minister of Economic Development for the Tver Region, has been arrested on suspicion of bribe-taking. According to preliminary information, the bribe amounted to about 4 million rubles. The detention took place yesterday, on January 26, according to Tverigrad. The Investigative Committee of the Region has not commented on the information yet.
Investigation into the incident remains ongoing, the court is considering the case.
Denis Ilyin was appointed the Deputy Minister of Economic Development in September 2013. Prior to that he had been Chief of the Office of Small Business Development and Innovation in the same ministry. Earlier, Ilyin served as the Chief Expert at the Department of Finance and was Chief of Department of Foreign Economic Relations and Deputy Chief at the Department of Economics in the Tver region.
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