Chief editor of Yakutia branch of central daily detained for bribery.

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MOSCOW, July 6 (Itar-Tass) —— An editor-in-chief of the local edition of the Moscow-based Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper was been detained in Russia’s republic of Yakutia for corrupt business practices in respect of judges of Yakutia’s Supreme Court, a spokesman for the Russian Investigations Committee told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.

A criminal case was opened against Igor Grishchenko on bribery charges, the spokesman said.

Investigators established that in June 2011, in abuse of his office Grishchenko demanded a sum of 240,000 roubles from the Supreme Court’s press secretary for not publishing detractive information about the court.

On July 5, the journalist was caught red-handed while receiving the money from a go-between.

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