Chief of Russian MIA Internal Security in Northwestern FD arrested for 100-million-ruble bribe

Chief of Russian MIA Internal Security in Northwestern FD arrested for 100-million-ruble bribe

Security forces detained Colonel Yuri Timchenko, the Chief of the Russian MIA Internal Security in the Northwestern Federal District, on suspicion of taking a 100-million-ruble bribe, Fontanka wrote.

Security forces detained Colonel Yuri Timchenko, the Chief of the Russian MIA Internal Security in the Northwestern Federal District, on suspicion of taking a 100-million-ruble bribe, Fontanka wrote.

The sources said the Investigative Committee together with the St. Petersburg’s Federal Security Service collared Colonel Timchenko late on December 8. The security services arrested the Сolonel and his subordinate in the act of receiving a part of the bribe, the total amount of which would be 100 million rubles.

We should emphasize that Timchenko’s position is stated on the MIA official website, which specifies that he works as the Chief of the Western Internal Security Department of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs. The Colonel became the Head of MIA Internal Security in the Northwestern region just after the 2014 administration reform (this was the only Internal Security unit left after district police departments were abolished). Earlier, Timchenko served in the Moscow MIA Main Department of Internal Security.

Law enforcement authorities have not commented on the matter yet.

We should also mention that a day before, the St. Petersburg’s Federal Security Service apprehended Roman Frolov, the Acting Head of St. Petersburg’s MIA Transport Department, in the act of receiving a bribe. According to preliminary information, he had received 250 thousand rubles from a Russian Railways official for general patronage.

Discuss

Recommended

1 / 3