Bogus judge detained for attempt to bribe police officer
A man had a fake certificate of a judge of North Caucasian Arbitration Court on him.
A man, who misrepresented himself as a judge, was detained in Neftekumsk, Stavropol Krai, for attempting to bribe a police officer, the press service of the regional department of the Investigative Committee reports.
According to the publication, the false judge was detained on April 19. During a check of documents at Zaterechny federal checkpoint, he showed the police a fake certificate of a judge of North Caucasian Arbitration Court. A police officer, however, realized that the certificate was false. Then the man tried to give him 12 thousand rubles ($186), which he refused. Colleagues of the police officer recorded the attempted bribe-giving.
Svoyo TV published a video in which the man tries to give money to the policeman, and then takes out a certificate.
A criminal case has been opened on Attempted Bribe-Giving (part 3 of Art. 30 of part 3 of Art. 291 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
General’s son Mikhail Sal’nikov, Professor of the Department of Theory of Government and Law at the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Russian Federation, has been detained for real estate fraud. Amid other corruption crimes hitting the headlines, this offense does not seem a high-profile one. But the point is that this is not the first criminal case instituted against professor Sal’nikov, and he is not the only relative of MIA general Viktor Sal’nikov having problems with the law.