Deputy Head of Moscow Internal Affairs Dept suspected of taking 1m-ruble bribe
According to law enforcement sources, the deputy chief for the operational work of Moscow Chertanovo Severnoye PD had been soliciting a bribe promising to drop criminal charges in return.
As reported by TASS, the police major was detained on September 29. According to investigators, he took 1 million rubles ($17.300) from a mediator promising there would be no further prosecution of his friend under Art. 158 of the Criminal Code (Theft). The policeman is accused of committing an especially large-scale swindling as part of an organized group.
The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that the suspect would be dismissed from the bodies and his superiors would be disciplined.
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