Voronezh: former customs officer placed under house arrest for bribery
The defendant allegedly received money for the unimpeded import of vegetables from Belarus to the Russian Federation.
The former senior security officer for particularly important cases of the rapid deployment special detachment of the Voronezh Customs has been placed under house in a bribery case. According to the investigation, the defendant received more than 800,000 rubles ($ 12,000) from an individual entrepreneur for unimpeded import of vegetables from Belarus to the Russian Federation, the press service of the ICR’s Interregional Investigation Department for Transport in Moscow reported.
According to the investigators, in February-March 2018, the defendant received bribes on his bank card. The former customs official is charged with bribery on an especially large scale (part 5 of Article 290 CCRF).
It concerns entrepreneur Dmitry Motorin, Boris Usherovich, a co-owner of the Group of Companies 1520, and Novoe Vremya board member, Ivan Stankevich. Motorin is accused of giving a bribe on an especially large scale, and Stankevich and Usherovich are charged with bribe-taking.
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