In the Penza region the Deputy Minister of transport detained for a bribe

© Photo : SK the Russian Federation across the Penza blastogenesis bills seized from the Deputy Minister of industry, transport and innovation policy of the Penza region Alexey AntipovIn the Penza region the Deputy Minister of transport detained for a bribe© Photo : SK the Russian Federation across the Penza region

The consequence detained the Deputy Minister of industry, transport and innovation policy of the Penza region Alexey Antipov on suspicion in receiving a bribe for the protection of the private carrier, said on Thursday the regional investigation Department of the RF IC.

According to the investigation, Antipov, as the Deputy Chairman of the competitive Commission on carrying out of open competition on the right of transportation on the route a regular service, from October 2017 to 31 October 2018 received from the individual entrepreneur monthly bribe from 27 to 31 thousand rubles, but only in the total amount not less than 340 thousand rubles.

The investigators found that for this «fee,» the official was provided to the businessman illegal contracts for passenger transport, and helped to avoid proper control over fulfillment of the terms of the certificates on the carriage.

«Alexey Antipov 31 Oct received another bribe of 100 thousand rubles for the above illegal actions. Immediately after transfer of money the briber and the bribe-taker was detained by law enforcement officers… the Deputy Minister and the businessman is detained as article 91 UPK the Russian Federation. The question on election of a measure of restraint», — is spoken in the message.

Investigators against the Deputy Minister initiated a criminal case under article of the criminal code «Obtaining official of a bribe in the large size», and against the businessman under article «a bribe in the large size». Both face up to 12 years of imprisonment.

In SC specified that the funds seized by the investigator during the inspection of the scene.

«Currently, the complex of investigative actions aimed at securing evidence base and establishing all the circumstances of the Commission of corruption crimes. In the regional Ministry of industry, transport and innovation policy the seized documents for holding tenders on the right of realization of passenger transportation», — added in Department.

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