Acting Head of St. Petersburg Transport Police takes bribe from Russian Railways official
Lieutenant Colonel Frolov promised to provide his "general patronage” for 250 thousand rubles.
The Investigative Committee spoke about the arrest of Lieutenant Colonel Roman Frolov, the Acting Head of the St. Petersburg’s MIA Transport Department.
According to investigators, it was a Russian Railways employee that the Transport Police official had taken a bribe from the day before, as opposed to a businessman, as it had been previously reported. Lieutenant Colonel promised to provide his "general patronage” for 250 thousand rubles. No motive or details of the corruption case have been disclosed yet.
The St. Petersburg’s Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case under part 5 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking).
It has also been said that the security forces detained Frolov together with one of his subordinates Andrey Dokuchaev from the Department of Economic Security of the Transport Police. Sources claim that the operative gave his boss a lift to the place where he was supposed to collect the bribe. The Investigative Committee is yet to announce whether a criminal case would be initiated against Dokuchaev.
Presently, the court is considering Frolov’s verdict.
Fontanka wrote that the Northwestern Transport Police had started a functional audit after its employees were scandalously apprehended.
For several days now, the minds of the public in St. Petersburg are occupied with one piece of news – Lieutenant-General Umnov, head of the Main Directorate of the MIA for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, leaves his post and sets off for a promotion to Moscow. Sergey Umnov is allegedly designated for the position of deputy minister of the MIA Vladimir Kolokoltsev. However, on the sidelines of the ministry they expect not a promotion for the Petersburg general, but an honorable resignation with the consequent loss of political weight.