Three RSC Energia Officials Charged With Corruption

Russian authorities say they have arrested RSC Energia Deputy Director Aleksey Beloborodov with marked bills worth 500,000 rubles ($7,400) as well as $28,000 euros and dollars as part of a bribery investigation, according to CrimeRussia.com.

Beloborodov and two specialists in RSC Energia’s Department of Control and Auditing Activities — Oleg Pylnov and Ilya Shenderey — are charged with extorting a bribe from one of the company’s contractors that wanted to compete for a contract.

The online news site said that marked money was allegedly transferred to Pylnov and Shenderey, who then gave it to their boss. The pair decided to cooperate with the investigation after they were detained by authorities, the website said.