Chelyabinsk: Former local police chief caught shielding gambling industry

Chelyabinsk: Former local police chief caught shielding gambling industry

In Chelyabinsk, former Acting Police Chief of the Traktorozavodsky District Evgeny Mendel is accused of taking bribes and ‘shielding’ gambling industry.

In 2016, the high-ranking police officer took an 800,000-ruble bribe from a woman in exchange for information about upcoming inspections of gambling establishments, according to investigators. The woman organized and held gambling events in Chelyabinsk. The officer sold the information to both the woman and her ‘business partners’.

The woman’s accomplices Kseniya Zhezherey and Oksana Suetina had been sentenced to 1.5 years in prison, according to the regional Russian Investigative Committee Department.

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