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.
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