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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bribed Officer Arrested

MOSCOW (x) -- Russian military officials, seeking to root out corruption in the armed forces, arrested a senior officer caught red-handed taking a $2,000 bribe, Itar-Tass said Friday.

A lieutenant colonel in the Moscow garrison's accommodation department was arrested Thursday by military and intelligence officials while taking a bribe from a cooperative which was renting space from the army, Itar-Tass said.

It quoted the garrison prosecutor's office as saying the bribe was only an initial payment and that the final sum was to have been five times as much.