Deputy chief of Saratov police renders paid services to migrants 

Deputy chief of Saratov police renders paid services to migrants
Aleksey Lupanov Photo: Still from the video

Aleksey Lupanov, who is accused of bribery, has become a defendant in a new criminal case.

Deputy Head of the Department of Migration from the Police Department No. 5 in the Oktyabrsky district, Saratov, Aleksey Lupanov, has become a defendant in the second criminal case. This is reported by the regional ICR's press service. 

The investigation believes that Lupanov received 10 thousand rubles ($154) from a foreign citizen for registering her at the address where she was not going to live. After that, the police officer instructed a subordinate inspector to register the citizen in Lupanov’s dwelling. 

Thus, Fictitious Registration of a Foreign Citizen (Art. 322.3 of the Russian Criminal Code) was added to the criminal case of Bribe-Taking (part 1 of Art. 291.2). 

Previously, Lupanov was detained by FSB officers for demanding a bribe of 220 thousand rubles ($3,399) for the registration of a migrant and his family at a place of residence. In total, the police officer received 40 thousand rubles ($618), and then he was caught. A criminal case of Bribery on a Large Scale was initiated following the incident (item ‘c’ part 5 of Art. 290). 

In turn, the MIA Regional Directorate stated that if the fault of the employee was confirmed, he would be dismissed from the internal affairs bodies and punished in accordance with applicable law.

Video: Police officer detained on suspicion of bribe-taking

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