In Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District—Yugra, probe into commercial bribe in oil and gas company and legalization of funds finished

The Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District—Yugra Regional Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has finished an investigation into a former employee of an oil and gas company. He is charged with crimes specified in Part 7 of Article 204 (commercial bribe) and Part 1 of Article 174.1 (legalization (laundering) of monetary funds or other property acquired by a person as a result of an offence committed by them) of the Criminal Code of Russia.

The probe was launched along with the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District–Yugra upon materials of the probe opened upon a claim of the representative of commercial organizations that concluded a contractor agreement with the oil and gas company.

According to the investigation, the head of one of the oil and gas company departments had offered the contractor representative to accept works unconditionally and assist in concluding further contracts for a cash reward. In 2018, the accused had received the sum of money exceeding 2.2 million rubles, as the investigation assesses, for his acts and inaction to the benefit of the contractor.

The investigation gathered enough evidence, therefore, the criminal case with the approved indictment was sent to the court to be tried on the merits.