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The head of the village council in the Amur region caught on a large bribe

The head of the village council in the Amur region caught on a large bribe
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In the Amur Region, law enforcement officers detained the head of the Eastern Village Council of the Oktyabrsky District. He is suspected of receiving a large bribe through extortion. The official was sent to a pre-trial detention center, in the near future, at the request of the investigators, the court will appoint a preventive measure to him.

According to the press service of the regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the head of the village council knew that one of the entrepreneurs was using the land for agricultural purposes, without any reason. The police are confident that the official himself demanded a bribe, and in return promised that he would not take measures to seize the site. He was detained after receiving 200 thousand rubles.

The detainee became a defendant in the criminal case under the article “Taking a large bribe through extortion”. If the official’s guilt is proved, he faces seven to 12 years of imprisonment.