Russian court detains regional official charged with bribery, embezzlement
MOSCOW, December 30 (RAPSI) – A court in Khakassia detained Vladimir Byzov, chief of the Administration of the republic’s head charged with bribery and implication in embezzling 195 million rubles ($3.2 mln), until late February, RIA Novosti reported on Friday.
According to investigators, eight members of an organized criminal group, including officials and managers of commercial enterprises, have committed a large-scale fraud, using their official position. From December 1, 2015 to December 27, 2016, the gang members were buying drugs, medical equipment and other goods in Abakan for Khakass healthcare services at inflated prices, embezzling 195 million rubles in the process.
Other members of the group reportedly were also put in jail in this case.
Byzov was additionally charged with receiving 17 million rubles ($283,000) in bribes for assistance in signing governmental contracts with commercial organizations under the control of one of the managers.