Urals: General Director of state-owned enterprise and merchant were arrested for 5 million rubles kickbacks
Police officers caught heads of two enterprises red-handed with next bribe’s tranche.
The Director General of the State Unitary Enterprise Kurgantehinventarizatsiya Sergei Ustyugov and the Head of the Tyumen cadastral engineers bureau Alexander Perechnev were arrested on suspicion of taking bribes totaling 5 million rubles.
Ustyugov and Perechnev were detained by operatives during the transfer of the next tranche of a bribe (195 thousand rubles). According to investigators, the Head of commercial firm Perechnev agreed with the CEO of state-owned enterprise Ustyugov on treaty making to perform cadastral and geodetic survey in different regions of Russia. For extended protection Ustyugov received 5% of the value of Tyumen cadastral engineers Bureau concluded contracts - an average from 300 thousand to 700 thousand rubles. The investigation revealed that in the period from October 2014 to September 2016 there have been committed nine criminal counts, in which the total amount of bribes counted to about 5 million rubles.
With regard to Ustyugov and Perechnev the criminal case under Article Bribe-Taking (part 5, Art. 290 of the Criminal Code) and Bribe-Giving (part 4 of Art. 291 of the Criminal Code) was opened. Currently, Ustyugov is taken into custody and Perechnev is under a written undertaking not to leave the place.
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