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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Deputy Mayor in Bribe Case

A deputy mayor of the Urals city of Magnitogorsk has been placed under arrest on suspicion of taking an $80,000 bribe, Itar-Tass reported Monday.

Vitaly Sidorenko was detained Thursday on suspicion of accepting a bribe to allow a private company to start construction on a land plot belonging to the city.

Two suspected accomplices — an unidentified Magnitogorsk city official and a businessman — were left free after signing a pledge not to leave Magnitogorsk.

(MT)