Vologda region: district ex-Deputy Head to face trial for $79.600 bribe
The investigation upon the former Deputy Head of the Sokol district is completed.
The former Deputy Head of the Sokol district (Vologda region) will be tried for a bribe of 4.5 million rubles ($79.600). The investigation upon the official was completed, the materials were transferred to court, the press service of the ICR regional department reports.
According to the investigation, in 2015-2016, Mikhail Romanov, being the First Deputy Head of the Sokol district administration, exceeded his official powers by facilitating illegal logging on agricultural land in the rural settlements of the district. He received three bribes in the amount of more than 4.5 million rubles from the local entrepreneur who made the logging.
Note that at the request of the investigation the property of the accused worth about six million rubles ($106.200) was seized; the official is in custody.
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