Suspected mediator in bribing Russian Pension Fund official to stay in detention
MOSCOW, July 29 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court had upheld the detention of the director of one of the departments of Technoserv Management company Alexey Kopeikin, a suspected mediator in a 4.4-million-ruble (about $70,000) bribery case against a deputy board chairman of the Russian Pension Fund Alexey Ivanov, RAPSI was told by the court’s press-service.
On July 12, the Basmanny District Court of Moscow detained Ivanov and Kopeikin until September 9.
Investigators believe that from 2017 to 2019 unidentified persons monthly transferred 200,000 rubles (over $3,000) to Kopeikin’s bank account. The money was later given to Ivanov, according to the investigation.
Ivanov pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with investigators.
Searches were earlier conducted in the Technoserv system integrator’s offices. The company is an IT-contractor of the Russian Pension Fund and other major state ordering customers.