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 55-year-old spouses Shevchenko and their 29-year-old son were engaged in construction business and trade in jewelry. In addition to the criminal redistribution of business, the investigation does not rule out robbery.
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