Crimea: deputy chief of police detained when receiving large bribe
The operation was conducted by the FSB in Saki.
The deputy chief of Crimean police in Saki was detained when receiving a bribe. The operation was conducted by the FSB.
According to the investigation, the deputy in charge of operational work received 150 thousand rubles ($2,327) as a bribe.
A criminal case under Art. 159 of the Russian Criminal Code (Swindling on a large scale committed by a person through the use of their official position) has been initiated.
The intel scandal involving Oleg Smolenkov, who had access to the Kremlin and possessed valuable information, has become a widely discussed topic. It was CNN who reported, citing sources in the CIA and Donald Trump administration, on the “informant” being evacuated from Russia in 2017. It turned out that for certain people in Russia, the spy’s disappearance was not a secret, while the Russian elite denied the fact of espionage in unison with the American one. The Smolenkov family was forced to leave their luxurious mansion in Virginia, and their current whereabouts are unknown. Smolenkov’s “patron,” Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation for the International Sector Yury Ushakov, continues to fulfill his duties. The CrimeRussia looked into the story of “exfiltration” of the top informant and the possible consequences of his work as an intelligencer.