Head of Starobachatskaya rural area charged with attempted bribe-taking in Kemerovo region

The investigative bodies of the Russian Investigative Committee for the Kemerovo region has charged former head of Starobachatskaya rural area with a crime under part 3 of article 30, part 6 of article 290 of the Russian Criminal Code (attempt by an official person of bribe-taking on a large scale).

According to the investigators’ version, in a period from April to May 2012, the official extorted a bribe of 12 million rubles from a director of one of commercial enterprises for not preventing its commercial activity. The businessman appealed to law enforcement bodies. On 2 May, Ryzhov, at his office, received a part of bribe of 1.5 million rubles and 6.5 of fake money and later was detained.

Under the motion by the investigator the court decided to put the accused into custody. At present investigative actions are underway to establish all circumstances of the crime. The investigation is to be continued.