Chelyabinsk police Chief covers gambling business
Yevgeny Mendel is charged with taking a bribe of $13.500.
The Acting Chief of the Traktorozavodky police station is suspected of protection racket of a gambling business in Chelyabinsk.
According to investigators, the senior police officer took a bribe of 800 thousand rubles ($13.500) from a local entrepreneur. In return, Mendel had to warn the woman of any upcoming checks of illegal gambling businesses.
The FSB detained the Acting Chief of Police Department. A criminal case was opened under part 5 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking). He might be put into custody soon.
The Chelyabinsk Ministry of Internal Affairs informed that Mendel had already been relieved of his duties. In addition, the bribe-taker will be disciplined and a series of official checks will be held at the Traktorozavodsky police station.
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