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The investigating authorities of the Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the city of Moscow initiated a criminal case against the President of the Moscow Regional Notary Chamber, Stanislav Smirnov. This was announced by Yulia Ivanova, senior assistant to the head of the Main Investigative Committee of the Investigative Committee of Russia for Moscow for interaction with the media.
According to a representative of the department, Smirnov is suspected of committing a crime under Part 8 of Art. 204 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (commercial bribery committed on an especially large scale).
According to the investigation, in September 2021, Smirnov demanded that 5 million rubles be transferred to him for the provision of services to appoint a relative of one of the representatives of the notary community to the position of a notary in the Moscow region.
“He received the indicated amount of money in his office, located on Ozerkovskaya embankment in Moscow,” Ivanova said.
The criminal activity of the man was revealed thanks to the joint work of investigators from the Moscow Investigative Committee and employees of the FSB of Russia. His involvement in the alleged crime is confirmed by the materials of the criminal case. With the forceful support of operational officers, searches were carried out in the office and at the place of residence of the suspect, during which mobile phones, documents and other items of importance to the investigation were confiscated.
Now the man has been taken to the subdivision of the department for investigative actions, after which he will be charged and a measure of restraint will be chosen. The criminal investigation is ongoing.