Chief investigator of Chekhov town was brought final charges
He was accused of taking bribes and illegal possession of drugs.
The Head of the Investigative Committee Chekhov District Investigation Department Andrey Suraykin was finally charged with crimes under Art. 290 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking) and Art. 228 of the Criminal Code (Illegal Acquisition, Storage, Transportation, Making or Processing of Narcotic Drugs). As reported by Rosbalt citing sources, at the detention, during the bribe transfer in Suraykin’s office drugs were found, and he was high as well. He regularly took drugs in the recreation room adjacent to his office. It was reported earlier that the drugs, according to experts, was a mixture of cocaine and amphetamine.
It is to be recalled that in August 2015 Andrey Suraykin was arrested red-handed by the FSB operatives, while taking a bribe in his office. In 2013, Chekhov Department of the IC initiated a criminal case against the Head of the local Department of Municipal Property Vitaly Shilovsky. The official was accused of Abuse of Official Powers and Official Forgery (Art. 285 and 292 of the Criminal Code). Vitaly Shilovsky did not come to an investigator and was placed on the wanted list.
Head Investigation Department demanded from the lawyer of 3.5 million rubles for failure to track down and arrest and then to forget about the number of crime scenes from the biography Shilovsky. After the official part of the amount paid, the beginning of his business falling apart. But when Shilovsky refused to pay the remain, the investigators initiated against him 4 more criminal cases and demanded money. Then the officer asked the FSB, and under the supervision of special services Shilovsky lawyer gave money Suraykin. At this point, the chief investigator of Chekhov detained.
The Head of the Investigation Department demanded 3.5 million rubles from the lawyer for failure to track down and arrest and then to forget about the number of criminal events of Shilovsky’s biography. After the official paid the part of the demanded amount, his case began falling apart. But when Shilovsky refused to pay the remain, the investigators initiated 4 more criminal cases against him and demanded the money. Then the officer asked the FSB, and under the supervision of special services, Shilovsky’s lawyer gave money to Suraykin. At this point, the Chief Investigator of Chekhov was detained.
A month after Suraykin’s arrest notable resignations took place, the Deputy Chief of the Main Investigation Department (GSU) Pavel Barkovsky (Suraykin’s father-in-law) and the Head of GSU Alexander Schukin lost their jobs.
Now, the materials of Suraykin’s case are transferred to the Court of Chekhov which will give them to them to another jurisdiction, the Moscow Regional Court.
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