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.
Corruption is overwhelming in the Republic of Bashkortostan. It infiltrates all branches of power. The recent arrests in the Bashkir Prosecutor’s Office clearly show that justice can be bought and sold there, while the verdict of Themis depends only on the purse size. All powerful officials and businessmen in the republic know how much it costs to institute or dismiss a case. After the replacement of the regional head, the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation has found out that not only the supreme authorities of the Republican Prosecutor’s Office are involved in the corruption scheme – but judges and high-ranked police commanders as well. What officials have sullied their reputation with bribe-taking and are going to fall victims to yet another sweeping purge? What are millions of rubles paid for? What is the true scale of corruption in the region – champion among national republics by that parameter?