Senator Tsybko’s case
The Federation Council of the Russian Federation lifted Konstantin Tsybko’s immunity. The man is the senator from the Chelyabinsk Region. The Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation is now able to launch a case against the politician. The former Federation Council member is suspected of taking a bribe of at least 28 million rubles. Mr Tsybko received at least 18 million rubles from a local resident from November 2011 to February 2012. The resident paid him for assisting with being appointed the head of the Ozercky Urban District, Chelyabinsk Region. Moreover, he took a bribe of at least 10 million rubles from an entrepreneur from February to May 2012. The businessman paid him for lobbing his interests during implementation of business projects in the Chelyabinsk Region.
Former member of the Federation Council believes that this once again points to numerous violations and falsification of evidence during the investigation of his criminal case on charges of bribe-taking in the amount of 27.5 million rubles ($457 thousand).