Businessman involved in Penza Governor graft case ready to cooperate with investigators
MOSCOW, April 6 (RAPSI) – Detained head of BIOTEC Group of Companies Boris Spiegel is ready to cooperate with investigators in a bribery case of the former Governor of the Penza Region Ivan Belozertsev, RAPSI reports from the Moscow City Court on Tuesday.
The defendant stated he made no bones of the alleged extortion. The businessman also said about complicated relations with Belozertsev and accused his sons of gang up on him.
The court is now considering his appeal against detention in the graft case.
According to the investigation, between January and September 2020, Belozertsev accepted through intermedia money and other values worth over 31 million rubles (over $400,000) in bribes from Spiegel, his spouse andDirector of Pharmacia Company Anton Koloskov. In turn, the official allegedly promised to give BIOTEC Group of Companies the competitive gain in execution of state contracts for acceptance, quality and validity period tracking, storing and supplies of medical drugs and goods for the needs of health care institutions of the Penza Region.