Alleged accomplice of Russian Pension Fund’s official detained in bribery case
MOSCOW, July 12 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Basmanny District Court on Friday ordered director of one of the departments of Technoserv Management company Alexey Kopeikin to be detained for two months as part of a bribery case involving a top official of the Russian Pension Fund, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.
Kopeikin is suspected of mediation in bribery. Investigators believe that unidentified persons monthly transferred 200,000 rubles (over $3,000) to his bank account. The money was later given to deputy board chairman of the Russian Pension Fund Alexey Ivanov, according to the investigation.
Earlier on Friday, the court detained alleged bribetaker Ivanov, until September 9. The court granted a motion lodged by investigators despite objections of a prosecutor and the suspect’s defense, who sought house arrest for Ivanov.
The official, who was arrested on July 10, pleaded guilty to taking a bribe amounting to 4.4 million rubles and promised to cooperate with investigators.
Investigators believe that from 2017 to 2019 Ivanov received the money through Kopeikin’s mediation.
On Thursday, the Technoserv system integrator’s offices were raided. The company is an IT-contractor of the Russian Pension Fund and other major state ordering customers.