Corruption scandal in transport ICR: investigators acted through lawyer
Heads of the ICR’s Moscow Directorate and their ex-colleague from the Crimea became defendants in a criminal case.
The Investigative Committee reported initiating a criminal case of bribery against the head of the Moscow Interregional Investigative Department for Transport, his subordinate and member of the Bar of the Republic of Crimea (para. 5 of Article 290 CCRF). The defendants are Dmitry Korovin, investigator Alexander Ashurkov, 36, and lawyer, who previously served in the ICR’s Directorate for the Crimea, Alexey Nevzorov, 39, MK writes.
The investigators received a case on jewelry smuggling, and they suggested the accused to return the property confiscated as material evidence for a bribe of one million rubles ($ 15,000). The money should have been handed over by a lawyer familiar with Ashurkov, which he did on May 20, on the investigator’s birthday. On May 30, investigators from the ICR’s Moscow Central Board and the FSB Directorate conducted an operation to detain the suspects.
In 2018, the official became a founder of a fund that deals with shooting and entrapment of wild animals in a hunting sector he supervises. With that, the official did not report about it to his senior executives.