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MOSCOW, December 27. /ITAR-TASS/. The head of the Main Department of the Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State of Russia and Belarus has been detained for extortion, the press centre of the Russian Interior Ministry (MVD) told reporters on Friday.
“The fact of taking by the suspect of 1.4 million rubles from the financial director of a commercial company for the approval of documents on the fulfilment of the conditions of an earlier concluded contract on the provision of transport services to the Assembly’s officials has been documented,” the MVD said. According to the ministry, the Union State official had regularly extorted money from representatives of the contractor companies for monthly approval of work completion certificates, as well as for the extension of contracts for one year. “The official’s signature was appraised at sums from 500 thousand to one million rubles,” the press centre said.
The materials against the suspect have been taken to the investigation bodies that are expected to make a procedural decision on the opening of a criminal case. Operatives have made searches at the detainee’s workplace and home for making the case.