Volgograd: Two officers of Federal Penitentiary Service caught on $34k-bribery
A director and his deputy requested a kickback of 15% of the contract value from the contractor who repaired a pre-trial detention center.
In the Volgograd region, officers of the FSB and UEBiPK have detained two corrupt hig-ranking civil servants.
According to the investigation, in 2015 and 2016, Upravlenie stroitelstva-34 FSIN Rossii FSUE concluded an agreement on repair work in the Leninskoe pre-trial detention center with the construction company. The contract value exceeded 14.5 million rubles ($246 thousand). At the same time, the head of the state company decided to make money off of the contractor. The director of the state enterprise and his deputy requested a kickback of 15% of the contract value from the contraction company. In exchange, they promised they would help the company conclude other contracts in the future. The contractor agreed and transferred about 2 million rubles ($33.9 thousand) to the state enterprise director in the spring of 2016.
After the corruption scheme was exposed, the high-ranking civil servants were detained. A criminal case under bribery on a large scale by an official was initiated against them. A measure of restraint is currently being elected for them. Both men completely deny their guilt. The investigation of the criminal case continues.
The court believes that Anzhela Maria Tsapok could have made the money to buy the house and the expensive car by legal means, since she owned a firm. The court still refused to lift the attachment from her 6 million dollars.