The investigation into a criminal case of corruption in a subdivision of the Federal Customs Service of Russia completed

The Main Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has completed an investigation into a criminal case against Ildar Saidov, the former head of the Astrakhan customs office of the Southern Customs Directorate of the Russian Federal Customs Service. He is accused of committing offenses under Part 1 of Article 286 of the Criminal Code, Part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code (abuse of power and taking bribes on a large scale).

The investigation found that Saidov received 2.1 million rubles in 2020 from the representative of LLC "Sun Lite-Astrakhan" Jivanshir Mamedov through intermediaries. The money was transferred for the performance of actions in favor of the named organization, aimed at ensuring the conditions for unimpeded customs operations in respect of goods located in the area of responsibility of the temporary storage warehouses of LLC "Sun Light-Astrakhan", as well as for the general patronage of the commercial activities of this company.

In addition, in 2018 Saidov, while the court was considering an administrative offence case on non-compliance with the customs procedure of the Allianz-Shipping Ship Repair Enterprise LLC, exceeding his official authority, acting in the interests of the owner of the arrested vessel "Henrikh Hasanov", allowed its departure from the port to Iran.

The investigation has collected sufficient evidence and the criminal case has been sent for further submission to the court.