MOSCOW, November 2 (RAPSI) – Probe has been opened into former deputy director of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) Nikolay Barinov on suspicion of taking about 110 million rubles (about $2 million) in bribes, the statement published on the Investigative Committee’s website on Thursday reads.

According to investigators, between May 2007 and December 2012, the suspect, acting as the FSIN deputy director and supervisor of building a detention facility in St. Petersburg, regularly received bribes from businessmen, whose firms were engaged in the construction.

In particular, he promised a CEO of two St. Petersburg construction companies to assist in execution of necessary documents on rendered services for the money reward in the amount of not less than 12% of each funds transfer of funds allocated for the work performance to the companies’ accounts.

In total, Barinov received around 110 million rubles, investigators believe.

Barinov has been arrested by the Federal Security Service’s officers. Charges will be brought against him soon.