Combing of General Administration for combatting corruption: FSB caught UEBiPK official on 11-mln bribe

Combing of General Administration for combatting corruption: FSB caught UEBiPK official on 11-mln bribe

November 25, an operative of the Department no. 3 of the 1st OEBiPK Operations and Search Division Aleksandr Kunikin was detained by FSB officers when receiving a bribe.

The Federal Security Service continues combatting corrupt officials at the MIA Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption (UEBiPK).

As Life reported, on November 25, an operative of the Department no. 3 of the 1st OEBiPK Operations and Search Division Aleksandr Kunikin was detained by FSB officers when receiving a bribe. For now, the police officer was arrested for a period of two days in accordance with Article 91 of the Russian Code of Criminal Procedure.

As noted by a MIA website, two more citizens, who had acted as intermediaries in transferring bribe in the amount of 11 million rubles, were detained along with the UEBiPK employee.

According to one version of the investigation, as the news agency reports, the officer of the Department for Combating Economic Crimes received the bribe from a Moscow businessman. According to another version, he had been extorting this amount from the businessman for holding him harmless in a case investigated by the Investigations Department of the MIA General Administration of Moscow.

Life's source noted that Kunikin used to supervise the investigation of crimes associated with slot machines and currency exchange facilities in the Russian capital. It is reported that searches have been held in the Moscow offices of the UEBiPK Department headed by Kunikin.

Charges will be brought against Kunikin in the nearest future. An agency check has been assigned, by the results of which decision on his dismissal from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and bringing him to strict disciplinary responsibility up to the dismissal of his immediate superiors will be made.

It should be noted that the Department for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption (OEBiPK) is an independent structural subdivision of the MIA's Central Apparatus and is under the jurisdiction of the MIA General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption, the Department for Combating Crimes in the Fuel and Energy Complex of which had been previously headed by Colonel Zakharchenko, who was arrested back in September.

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