Russia’s regional official suspected of $40,500 graft
MOSCOW, October 16 (RAPSI) – Igor Zyuzin, the administration head of Novocherkassk, a town in the Rostov Region, has been arrested on suspicion of receiving more than 2.6 million rubles ($40,500) in bribes, the Investigative Committee’s press service reports.
Charges will be brought against the official soon, and then a court will impose a restrictive measure on him, the statement reads.
According to investigators, in 2017, Zyuzin acting as mayor of the region’s town of Zverevo, conspired with ex-deputy head of Novocherkassk administration Albina Poroshina, to receive the bribe from a commercial organization director.
Poroshina has already been convicted and sentenced to prison as part of the case. She has given testimony against Zyuzin, according to the Investigative Committee.