Olga Romanova, the Managing partner of Ratum Law Group, commented on the case of a bribe from a poultry farm “Akashevskaya”.
According to the investigation, Leonid Markelov, the former head of the Mari El republic, has received 235 million rubles for the poultry farm patronage.
“The managing partner of Ratum Law Group Olga Romanova mentions that according to the existing procedure for obtaining subsidies, after the agricultural producers provide the applications, the regional management body of Arbitrazh Procedure Code will review the documents. “This is actually a “black hole” – no one knows the result of the application processing. There are no exact regulations of criteria, the refusal might be given on formal grounds, and one should always consider a human factor. The decisions are made at the local level,” Olga Romanova said to “Agroinvestor”.