Director of Rosneft subsidiary arrested for alleged soliciting $325,000 in kickbacks
MOSCOW, April 8 (RAPSI) – Alexander Nilsky, director of a Samara-based Rosneft subsidiary, was arrested for allegedly siliciting over 18 million rubles ($325,000) in kickbacks from contractors, a regional branch of the Interior Ministry reported on Wednesday.
Investigators claim that Nilsky solicited kickbacks worth 20 percent of the value of contracts with engineering companies.
Sergei Solodovnikov, head of the Interior Ministry department for the Samara Region, said they also arrested an individual, aged 40, who delivered a requested 5 million rubles (about $90,400) to Nilsky.
Both of these individuals have been charged under a criminal code article on corrupt business practices.
According to investigators, a search of Nilsky’s home turned up property ownership documents, five foreign cars, over 230,000 rubles (about $4,200) in cash, credit cards and payment documents made out in Nilsky’s name for 55.5 million rubles ($1 million).