Vice-Mayor of Elista arrested for bribery

Vice-Mayor of Elista arrested for bribery

The official ‘earned’ money on reconciliation of documents for a local company.

Deputy head of the administration of a city of Elista has been arrested on suspicion of taking a bribe, reports the media office of the Investigative Committee of Russia in Kalmykia.

The investigators believe that in early 2018, director of a capital construction company AO GT Energo turned to the official. He asked the Vice-Mayor to facilitate the acceleration of registration of right of use of land properties where the heat distribution network were located. The official agreed, but demanded money for his services.

As a result, from September, 2018, up to July 25, this year, the director of the company transferred at least 290 thousand rubles ($4.5 thousand) to the city’s deputy head and his daughter. This was found by employees of the Republic’s Federal Security Service Directorate.

Criminal case under item 5c of article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Bribe-taking by an official) was initiated.

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