Alexander Shestun charged with another episode of corruption offence


The Main Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia continues the criminal investigation into Alexander Shestun, the former Head of Serpukhov Municipal District of Moscow Region. He is charged with another offence under Part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code of Russia (bribe-taking on a large scale).

According to the investigation, in 2010-2011, Head of District Shestun had used his official powers for monetary purposes to organize and carry out, by means of the local Administration, an informal assessment of financial and economic activities of an autonomous non-commercial organization for the development of physical education and sports in order to estimate allocations and expenditures. Having obtained the requested information, Shestun had offered the head of this organization general patronage and condoning through ranks for a cash reward. From 2012 to 2018, she had been mediating to Shestun bribes of the total value of 9.4 million rubles and purchased sports equipment worth over 519 thousand rubles for Shestun’s recreation resort. Thus, the total sum of the bribe had exceeded 9.9 million rubles.

Previously, Shestun was already charged with swindling, legalization of money acquired in an illegal way, and illegal entrepreneurship activities (Part 4 of Article 159, Paragraph B of Part 4 of Article 174.1, and Article 289 of the Criminal Code of Russia).

The investigators continue carrying out investigative activities aimed to detect other episodes of the illegal activities. The investigators are working to prove the evidence base of the previously pressed charges.

Official spokesperson for the Investigative Committee of Russia S. Petrenko

05 February 2019 20:36

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