Russian ex-prosecutor suspected of taking $318,000 in bribes
MOSCOW, November 1 (RAPSI) – Stanislav Ivanov, a former prosecutor of the Leningrad Region, is suspected of taking nearly 20 million rubles ($318,000) in bribes, Russia’s Investigative Committee reported on Tuesday.
Investigators have forwarded a motion for Ivanov’s detention to court. Currently, searches and other necessary investigatory actions are being conducted as part of the case, the statement says.
According to investigation, from 2014 till 2016, Ivanov, being a prosecutor of the Leningrad Region, received monthly bribes ranging from 500,000 to 1 million rubles ($8,000 – 16,000) from a businessman for protection and rendering assistance during inspections for the federal legislation compliance conducted by regulators and prosecutors.
Moreover, the businessman has bought a new high-priced car Toyota Camry for Ivanov on his demand and paid for his parking space for two years. The businessman has also paid for minimum two tourist trips abroad for the suspect’s family estimated at 2 million rubles ($31,800), the statement reads.