On the 22nd of March the investigators and the FSB operatives have started searching the office of the “GUSST №3” state enterprise at the Federal Special Construction Agency within the framework of the commercial bribery case.
As Construction.ru was told by a press office of the Investigative Committee, similar investigatory actions are been conducted at places of residence of some employees.
According to the available data, a number of the enterprise’s executives have received from the commercial firm’s representatives a sum of 874,000 roubles. That was a direct bribe for ensuring the victory of that company in a tender for commodities supply.
A leading specialist of the Federal Special Construction Agency for the North-West, Sergey Bazarnov, is already conveyed to the Investigative Committee. Besides him, the head of the procurement department and the Agency director’s councilor, Alexander Shashkin, is also taken there for interrogation. There is an information that their detention isn’t the last one.
The investigators interrogate the head of the equipment procurement department, Igor Nevolin, and the president of the tender committee, Alexey Kalyabin.
There is information that their corruption activity has been filmed by the operatives for no less than 6 months. Usually, corrupt officials demanded that businessmen pay them 10% of the contract price. In their turn, the suspects restricted access to tenders for other companies and forged the results in favour of the entities, willing to bribe.