Yekaterinburg: Ex-head of District Federal Bailiff Service tried for $17.3thsd bribe
In Yekaterinburg, a criminal case against former head of the district bailiff service has been referred to the court; the woman was caught red-handed when receiving a bribe of 1 million rubles ($17.3 thousand).
A trial of 28-year-old Irina Grishchenko begins in Yekaterinburg. As head and senior court bailiff of the Oktyabrsky district bailiff service, the woman was detained by the FSB officers when receiving a bribe of 1 million rubles.
A criminal case has been initiated against Irina Grishchenko, she is charged with bribe-taking on an especially large scale for acting in favor of the bribe-taker.
According to Senior Assistant to Sverdlovsk Region Prosecutor Marina Kanatova, during the investigation, experts found that the case of the bribe-taker in question was pending in the Oktyabrsky district bailiff service. It concerned the recovery of 20 million rubles ($346 thousand). Grishchenko offered her ‘assistance’ in terminating the enforcement proceedings, and asked the woman for ‘gratitude’ of 1 million rubles.
It is noteworthy that Irina Grishchenko's colleague acted as an intermediary in transferring the bribe. Later, he was fired from the Federal Bailiff Service Directorate of the Sverdlovsk region.