Chief of district police in Rostov region sentenced to 5 years for bribery and escape from custody

Chief of district police in Rostov region sentenced to 5 years for bribery and escape from custody
Aleksandr Gusarov, former chief of the Kamensky district police department, Rostov region

The Prosecutor's Office of the Rostov region has reported on sentencing Police Colonel Aleksander Gusarov, who had headed the police department of the Kamensky district, Rostov region.

According to the court sentence, the former chief of the district police has been found guilty of taking bribes, attempting to commit major fraud, and escaping from custody.

The court has sentenced him to five years’ imprisonment with a fine of 1.2 million rubles, and deprived him of the title and the right to hold positions in the civil service.

According to the criminal case, Aleksander Gusarov received a bribe in the amount of 30 thousand rubles from the head of one of the local enterprises. In exchange for this, he promised not to conduct an inspection at the enterprise. However, despite this, a case was then initiated against the enterprise director. That is when the chief of the district police promised him assistance in avoiding criminal liability for 1.5 million rubles.

When the victim appealed to the law enforcement bodies, the colonel was detained and then he escaped from custody and was declared a federal wanted person. He was detained again some time later.

At present, the preliminary investigation has been completed, and the case has been referred to the court for examination on the merits.

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