Deputy head of the Moscow metro police is suspected in taking a 5 million bribe

Deputy head of the Moscow metro police is suspected in taking a 5 million bribe
As a reward for his favor, Smirnov asked 5 million rubles

A high-ranking policeman promised his acquainted to solve his problem with a criminal case - to make an agreement on retraining. As a reward for this favor, Smirnov asked 5 million rubles.

A large corrupt scandal is revealing in the Moscow’s metro management.

According to the investigation, deputy head of the 8th Branch of the Administration of MIA in the metro Evgeny Smirnov entered into a criminal conspiracy. The high-ranking policeman promised his acquainted to solve his problem with a criminal case – to make an agreement on retraining. As a reward for this favor, Smirnov asked 5 million rubles. It was expected, that part of this sum would be allocated to the problem’s solvation and other part should have stayed in the hands of the policeman as a reward.

However, Evgeny Smironv has not seen the money. During covert operation, policemen managed to detain Smirnov’s accomplice, when he was handing the bribe. The detained gave testimony telling for whom and what for was this sum. Over the bribery on a large scale the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation initiated a criminal case under article «Receiving a bribe on a large scale». Deputy head of the 8th Branch of the Administration of MIA in the metro Evgeny Smirnov was fired from the internal affairs bodies.

It should be recalled, that it was not the first case of bribery in the Moscow metro police. In February 2016 deputy head of the Administration for Private Security of the Moscow metro police Stepan Georgiev was detained. According to the investigation, he was covering a shady business of the capital’s metro system for two years.

Recently it occurred, that President of Russia Vladimir Putin released the head of the Administration of MIA in Moscow metro system police, major-general Igor Bozhkov, of his post as a defendant of «confiscated property case». 

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