Deputy director of Gertsen Cancer Institute suspected of bribery

The police have detained a deputy director of the Moscow Cancer Institute named after Gertsen on suspicion of receiving 29 million rubles (about $ 1 million) from a businessman for a guarantee to sign state contracts.

"Officials from the Main Department of Economic Security detained Sergei Bezyayev, deputy director of the federal state establishment Moscow Cancer Institute named after Gertsen, while receiving an illegal payment in the amount of 29 million rubles," the Russian Interior Ministry press center told Interfax.

The Moscow Tverskoi District Court has put Bezyayev under house arrest, the source said.

According to the Interior Ministry, the official received money from a representative of the commercial organization OOO Grand Meditsina for guarantees to sign state contracts for the supply of high-tech medical equipment for the institute's needs.

The official was detained while receiving the money in his office, he said.

A criminal case has been opened on the basis of the article of the Criminal Code dealing with fraud in large amounts.

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