MOSCOW, August 16 (RAPSI) – Acting chief Northwestern Tax Directorate’s anti-corruption department of Russia’s Federal Tax Service Maxim Rozsypalo has been arrested in Moscow on suspicion of graft, the Investigative Committee has told RAPSI.

In July, the suspect conspired with other Northwestern Tax Directorate’s officials to systematically take bribes from a representative of a commercial organization for non-adoption of additional measures for tax checks of the legal entity, according to investigators.

The suspect’s alleged accomplice demanded $700,000 from the businessman for unhampered customs registration of one car, investigators claim.

The mediator received over 1 million rubles from the victim for registration of 20 cars and later gave the money to Rozsypalo.