The Nizhny Novgorod Regional Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia is investigating a criminal case against the General Director of JSC Transneft - Upper Volga, accused of committing a crime under Part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code (bribery on a particularly large scale). At the request of the investigation, the court chose a measure of restraint in the form of detention for him.
According to the investigation, from 2017 to December 2021 the accused, while in Nizhny Novgorod region, created an organized group, which included subordinate employees to receive bribes from commercial organizations that perform contract work under contracts with the joint-stock company. According to the scheme developed, the group members received in the form of bribes 5-10% of the amount of the concluded contracts. The amounts of all bribes will be established in the course of the criminal investigation. Already today we can state that each bribe amounted to about 1 million rubles.
The unlawful actions of the accused were revealed in the course of joint operational activities carried out by employees of the Regional Federal Security Service and the Transneft security service.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the incriminating act and was dismissed by Transneft's decision.
The areas in which the most crimes of corruption are uncovered are described in detail in an interview with the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Interfax news agency and the Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper.