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Deputy Prime Minister of the EAO suspected of bribery

The Directorate of the Investigative Committee for the Far Eastern Federal District announced today that the first deputy chairman of the government of the Jewish Autonomous Region is suspected of bribery. According to the investigation, he received a bribe for assisting a certain firm in obtaining a government contract and paying it on time. The bribe in the amount of at least 265 thousand rubles is a part of the previously agreed 5% of the payment made under the contract, "the message says. It is noted that the money transferred as a bribe was found at the official's house.

According to the department, from May 2013 to April 2014, Prokhodtsev oversaw the work of the Department of Architecture and Construction in the regional government. He illegally assisted a certain company in obtaining a state contract for the performance of construction work at the facility "Multifunctional Center for the Provision of State and Municipal Services in the Jewish Autonomous Region", the investigation believes

As the investigation explains, the fact that Dmitry Prokhodtsev received a "kickback" was revealed during the investigation of the case of the deputy chairman of the regional government Sergei Krivosheev. In early April, it was reported that Krivosheev was accused of manipulating the money of the Red Cross. However, as the investigation believes, the illegal actions of Prokhodtsev and Krivosheev are not connected with each other.

Now Prokhodtsev and the suspect in bribery are imprisoned, the alleged mediator is also brought to responsibility, the agency adds.

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