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Investigation into bribes of the former deputy minister completed in Transbaikalia
In the Trans-Baikal Territory, an investigation has been completed against the former mayor of Chita and the deputy minister of housing and communal services of the region, Oleg Kuznetsov. He is accused of accepting bribes from one of the Chita entrepreneurs.
According to the press service of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Trans-Baikal Territory, the former official is accused of two corruption crimes committed, according to the investigation, in 2016-2019.
In 2016, Oleg Kuznetsov received a bribe from entrepreneurs with expensive work. The entrepreneur on the territory of the house of his common-law spouse completed work for 2,3 million rubles. In the same year, the entrepreneur restored the house of his partner, bought furniture and other items for 7,7 mln rubles in total.
The total amount of bribes was about ten million rubles. Oleg Kuznetsov did not admit his guilt during the preliminary investigation. Taken together, he could face a sentence of up to 15 years in prison with a fine 70 times the amount of a bribe. Now he is in jail.