Barnaul MIA Deputy Head suspected of receiving large bribe
According to investigators, law enforcement officer Andrey Arestov was tried to get from businessman, suspected of fraud, 1.2 million rubles in exchange for the termination of the criminal case.
With regard to Deputy Head of the Interior Ministry in Barnaul Andrey Arestov the criminal case is initiated under Article Bribe-Taking committed on an especially large scale. It is reported by the press service of the ICR in the Altai region.
Arestov was detained by FSB officers on the eve of January 18 while received 400 thousand rubles from his colleague (who was also placed in a detention cell).
According to investigators, the money is part of a bribe and is transferred to Arestov through his subordinate by the businessman from Biysk, who is suspected of fraud. In total, the Chief of the Barnaul Ministry of Internal Affairs was to receive 1.2 million rubles in exchange for something that would contribute to the termination of the case of businessman, the FSB said.
It is specified that in the period from May 2016 to January 2017 the businessman handed over several tranches.
The apartments of both policemen were searched, and documents were seized. The next step will be to elect a measure of restraint for suspects.
Preliminary hearings of the case pertaining to embezzlements committed during the construction of notorious Zenit Arena haven’t commenced yet – but the trial of Marat Oganesyan already ceased to be monotonous. The former Deputy Head of the St. Petersburg Municipal Administration has directly hinted at the involvement of his successor – current Vice Governor Albin – in the embezzlement of billions of rubles.