Altai region ex-MIA Main Investigations Directorate senior investigator to be tried for $10k bribe

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.

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