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.
Nonexistent road. Driveway to school belonging to Sberbank CEO’s wife concealed from Moscow residents
A driveway to a private school has been laid through the yards of Wellton Park residential complex despite protests of its residents. However, officials in the Construction Department somehow believe that there is no road there yet. They claim that the ‘future’ road would provide access to the new perinatal center, school, and homes – while at this point, a contractor has been just selected and permission documentation is in preparation. The CrimeRussia was figuring out where does the ‘nonexistent’ road go.
The presidential election scheduled for March 18 should be held as a holiday - the Kremlin gave such order to the regions. The Presidential Administration expects that the festive atmosphere at polling stations will increase the turnout, sources told RBC.