Deputy Chief of Ulyanovsk Police protection racketeered underground distillery

Deputy Chief of Ulyanovsk Police protection racketeered underground distillery
Eduard Osyanin

Former MIA Colonel Eduard Osyanin was taking bribes from manufacturers of counterfeit alcohol for two years. Now he faces up to 15 years of imprisonment.

Former Deputy Chief for the Protection of Public Order at the AMIA for the Ulyanovsk region Eduard Osyanin has been charged with Bribe-Taking by an Official on an Especially Large Scale.

Dismissed from the internal affairs in October 2016 due to the loss of confidence, ex-MIA Colonel Eduard Osyanin could face up to 15 years in prison.

As reported by the ICR Investigations Directorate in the Ulyanovsk region, the police officer has been charged with Bribe-Taking by an Official on an Especially Large Scale in accordance with part 6 of Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code.

Episodes of bribery involving Osyanin date back to the period from 2015 to September 2016. He used to run a protection racket with manufacturers and traffickers of counterfeit alcohol-containing products and turned a blind eye to the illegal selling of counterfeit goods in Ulyanovsk.

It is worth noting that as a result of the operational activities, FSB and MIA officers held a special joint operation to eliminate the clandestine manufacture of counterfeit alcoholic beverages in the beginning of October.

Shops for the production of counterfeit goods in different areas of Ulyanovsk were operating in two shifts for several years in a row. 

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Under the guise of popular alcohol brands (such as Hennessy, Jack Daniel’s, Finskaya Silver, Rodniki, and Tsarskaya), the clandestine distilleries' products would be distributed in large batches across the region. 

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Ex-Colonel Osyanin took his last bribe on September 24, 2016. It is reported that its amount reached 1 million and 200 thousand rubles.

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