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Chinese hotelier ordered to 9-year jail in Russia for bribery

11:44 07/11/2019

MOSCOW, November 7 (RAPSI) – A court in Russia’s Primorsky Krai sentenced a Chinese hotelier to 9 years in prison for attempting to give a bribe in order to obtain an operation permit for a hotel he had built in Vladivostok, the website of the Prosecutor General’s Office informs Thursday.

Additionally, the foreigner was fined 25 million rubles (about $400,000), the statement reads.

According to the news release, the defendant, knowing that the hotel construction was not authorized, wanted to receive a favorable conclusion on the compliance of his project with the technical requirements and a commissioning permit for a bribe.

He found an intermediary, who in fact acted as part of the law enforcement tactical intelligence operations, and gave him 500,000 rubles, a part of the 5-million-ruble bribe. The Chinese attempted to bribe a chief for shared-equity construction of the regional Constructional Surveillance Inspectorate.

 

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Chinese hotelier ordered to 9-year jail in Russia for bribery

11:44 07/11/2019 A court in Russia’s Primorsky Krai sentenced a Chinese hotelier to 9 years in prison for attempting to give a bribe in order to obtain an operation permit for a hotel he had built in Vladivostok.
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