Deputy head of the Moscow metro police is suspected in taking a 5 million bribe
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».
In exchange for 12 million rubles ($202 thousand), Kirill Tabakov has ensured the release of third persons of their right to a number of real estate units in the center of Nizhny Novgorod to be replaced by a business class hotel.
According to the defense of ICR officers Nikandrov, Maksimenko, and Lamonov, arrested on suspicion of bribery, Denis Bogorodetsky has broken the crime scheme to the prosecution. The lawyers believe that due to this, the witness turned into a suspect a year after their clients.
Father of the former acting head of the MIA GUEBiPK (General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption) Viktor Zakharchenko, who is currently also under arrest, is the manager of the accounts in question. However, the ICR has information that the сolonel-millionaire has also had direct access to them.