Investigation against former mayor of Bratsk, Irkutsk Region accused of bribery finished

Siberian Federal District Investigations Directorate of Russia’s Investigative Committee has finished investigating a criminal case against former mayor of Bratsk, Irkutsk Region Alexander Serov. He is accused of a crime under paragraphs “c, d” of part 4 of article 290 of RF Criminal Code (bribe-taking).

The bases for a criminal case became search and investigation files of Irkutsk Region FSB Directorate.

According to investigators, Serov from August 2010 to February 2011 extorted from a businessman in Bratsk a bribe of 15 million rubles for assistance in developing the briber’s companies operating in the area of housing and public utilities. In case the businessman refused to give money, as investigators believe, the official threatened to refuse renting municipal property which was necessary for activity of these companies, including a landfill for solid domestic waste. The accused received more than 5 million rubles in several stages and was arrested while receiving another part of the bribe.

Investigators have collected sufficient evidence, therefore criminal case with the indictment approved by Deputy Prosecutor-General of the Russian Federation was sent to the court to be tried on the merits.

25 July 2012 11:10

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