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.
The day before the special services detained the head of the Special Machinery and Communication (STiS) FSO and charged him with abuse of official powers. The FSB believes that Makhonov may be complicit in a crime detected.
The long-term confrontation between respected in the criminal world thief in law Badri Koguashvili (Badri Kutaissky) and the punitive system has recently resulted in another information leak. A video (in fact, just a slide show) has been uploaded on YouTube with a narrative implying that Koguashvili – posing as a thief-in-law of the old school – violates the thieves’ code himself.