The Crimea Directorate of the Investigative Committee has initiated criminal proceedings against former deputy chairman of the Crimea Council of Ministers suspected of taking a bribe via a middleman on a very large scale under Part 6 of Article 290 of the RF Penal Code.
According to investigators, between August and December 2016, the suspect received a cash bribe of 27 million rubles via an intermediary for assisting in choosing a construction company as the only supplier under a housing construction contract and for general patronage to that company in executing the municipal contract.
Earlier the Crimea Directorate of the Investigative Committee started criminal proceedings against the intermediary based on the materials provided by operatives of the Crimea and Sebastopol Office of the Federal Security Service. The man is suspected of intermediacy in bribery on a very large scale under part 4 of Article 291.1 of the RF Penal Code. He has been released on recognizance.
By now the former official has been detained. The investigators are looking into all circumstances surrounding the crime. The investigation is ongoing.