Zvezdny Gorodok Administration Head to stand trial for bribery
The Prosecutor's Office approved an indictment against Alexander Schipanov upon the criminal case.
The investigation of the criminal case against Head of the city district Zvezdny Gorodok Administration Alexander Schipanov is completed, the materials were transferred to court, according to the website of the Prosecutor General's Office.
As specified in the message of the supervisory authority, the official is accused of committing a crime as provided for by part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking).
As established by the investigation, Schipanov tried to get 3 million rubles ($51.500) from a representative of a commercial firm and promised to sign a contract for the reconstruction of a shopping center in the city district Zvezdny Gorodok with subsequent leasing.
After receiving a part of the required amount, 250 thousand rubles, on October 23, 2015 the Head of the Administration was detained by law enforcement officers. At the time of the investigation, the official was placed in custody.
Larisa Markus, ex-President of failed Foreign Economic Industrial Bank (Vneshprombank) made a deal with the investigation and named her brother Georgy Bedzhamov the mastermind behind the embezzlements and siphoning off funds from the bank. Was there an arrangement between the relatives–bankers on who shall demonstratively go to jail and who shall take the blame for all the crimes and abscond abroad with stolen billions of rubles? Vneshprombank co-owner Georgy Bedzhamov is currently beyond the reach of law enforcement structures and creditors. Perhaps, it is now time for everybody to forget about the fugitive banker? Especially taking that, according to The CrimeRussia sources, some persons are interested in ruining the case against Bedzhamov.