Altai region ex-MIA Main Investigations Directorate senior investigator to be tried for $10k bribe
The former investigator of the MIA Regional Directorate’s Main Investigations Directorate to face trial for bribe extortion and swindling.
According to Kommersant, in the autumn of 2017, the police officer conducting a pre-trial check in relation to a financial institution employee demanded a bribe of $10 thousand from the latter. In exchange for this, the investigator promised to refuse to institute criminal proceedings.
October 4, 2017, the FSB detained the investigator when he was receiving the aforementioned amount. The court ruled to place him in a pre-trial detention center. Apart from Bribe-Taking (Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code), he is additionally charged with part 3 of Art. 303 (Falsification of Evidence).
The former law enforcer had artificially created evidence of guilt in committing a serious crime. As a result, the former investigator was taken into custody, and the criminal case was referred to court, the regional ICR Directorate reported.
The air squadron number one in Russia ended up in the center of yet another scandal. It turned out that its special purpose aircraft are used, in addition to the national leaders, by outsiders. Uninvited passengers travel, stay in best hotels, and dine in deluxe restaurants at the budget expense. In fact, the discovery of stowaways on board is not the first scandal involving Russia Special Air Group that has been in distress for almost three years already. Why cannot the supreme FSB commanders using the official airplanes along with the Russian President sort out this mess?
Earlier, the management of the railway and the place of residence of its high-ranking employees were searched within the bribe case. Investigative actions against head of the railway Alexey Mironov were held in Moscow, where he was on a business trip.