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MOSCOW, May 16 (Itar-Tass) - An RF Interior Ministry official has confirmed that Vladimir Golubkov, Rosbank Chairman of the Board, and Tamara Polyanitsyna, Senior Vice-President of the credit-and-finacial institution, are involved in a criminal case.
"A criminal case has been opened against V. Golubkov and T. Polyanitsyna under Article 204, Part 3, of the Penal Code of the RF (PCRF) (corrupt payment), the Ministry press center official said.
Golubkov is suspected of receiving money while Polyanitsyna is figuring in the case as an intermediary.
The Ministerial press center official also pointed out that Golubkov had been detained under the provisions of Article 91 of the PCRF. The question of choosing a measure of restraint with regard to him is to be decided upon later on.
Earlier, Golubkov's defence lawyer Dmitry Kharitonov told Itar-Tass about the institution of criminal proceedings against the Rosbank executive on a "corrupt payment" charge.
"It was only at 04:40, Moscow time, (on Thursday) that a ruling on the institution of criminal proceedings was issued. The ruling was presented to us at 06:15, and a detention protocol was drawn up at 07:00," the lawyer said.
CEO of Rosbank Vladimir Golubkov received in 2012-2013 more than one million US dollars and he was detained when he was receiving the last part of the demanded sum, spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee (SK) Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass.
The criminal case has been opened under Article 204, Part 3, of the PNRF, "The unlawful receipt of money by a person, who performs managerial functions in a commercial or other organization, for the performance of acts in the interests of the giver in connection with the official position held by that person".
Maximum punishment stipulated by the article is up to seven years of deprivation of freedom with a fine amounting to a 40-fold sum of the corrupt payment.