MOSCOW, February 21 (Itar-Tass) — The Investigative Committee charged the former department head of the Rosprirodnadzor Federal Service for Supervision of Nature Resources with taking more than 14 million roubles of bribes.
Investigative Committee's spokesman Vladimir Markin said on Tuesday "the investigator has ascertained that the Rosprirodnadzor official took 90,000 euros at a central Moscow restaurant in August 2010 for arranging a check by his organization."
After carrying out the check and signing an act on holding commercial firm's executives administratively liable, the defendant and his accomplices were given another 11.800 million roubles for cutting the sum of the imposed fine. The money was transferred in equal payments to an account of an affiliated firm, whereupon it was cashed," the spokesman said.
At present, police are taking measures to ascertain the identities of and detain other accomplices to the crime.
The firm's employee who mediated the bribe, had been given part of the kickback money. He has been put on the wanted list, acording to the Investigative Committee.
Police searched Rosprirodnadzor offices on February 16. A court sanctioned the suspect's arrest at the investigator’s petition.