Head of State Duma department arrested for peddling jobs
MOSCOW, November 2 - RAPSI. The Moscow Tverskoy District Court has sanctioned the arrest of Andrei Vostrov, head of the engineering technical property management department at the State Duma; Vostrov is suspected of accepting money in exchange for positions at the Duma, the court's press secretary Alexandra Berezina told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com) on Thursday.
"The court ruled to put Vostrov in custody until December 31, 2012," Berezina said.
Investigators reported that the suspect received 1.2 million rubles ($38,335) from two citizens allegedly for helping them to be appointed as advisers to the State Duma.
Vostrov is charged with fraud, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.