Defense Ministry

The chief of the Defense Ministry’s territorial construction department, Mr Sergei Busov, allegedly demanded 1.7 million rubles from a representative from the northwestern branch of the Oboronoenergo energy company in return for a money transfer to the branch’s bank account in payment for work done. Mr Busov was detained in December 2011 after allegedly receiving 250,000 roubles and US$17,000. He has been referred to St Petersburg City Court accused of an attempted acceptance of a bribe.