Defense of ex-antimonopoly official charged with corruption given time to arrange case
MOSCOW, February 4 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Lefortovsky District Court on Monday postponed trial of ex-chief of the Federal Antimonopoly Service’s Dagestan Directorate Kubasay Kubasayev charged with taking 2.6 million rubles (about $40,000 at the current exchange rate) in bribes because of the defense’s unfinalized stance, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.
The hearing was adjourned until February 12.
The court therefore granted the defendant’s motion.
According to investigation, between 2013 and 2015, Kubasayev received money, Swiss watches and a sporting gun for a total of about 2.6 million rubles from Shamil Kadiyev, the director of the republic’s state public institution Office of the Single State Customer - Developer. In return, he did not obstruct the holding of auctions by the organization for the right of concluding government contracts.
The former official could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.