Moscow: Deputy Prosecutor detained for bribery placed under house arrest
Pavel Yurkin was detained in attempt to receive 500 thousand rubles ($8 thousand) from a businessman.
The Golovinsky District Court of Moscow placed Deputy Transport Prosecutor of Moscow Pavel Yurkin under house arrest. The law enforcement authority was detained in an attempt to get a bribe from a businessman in the amount of about 500 thousand rubles ($8 thousand).
According to the court, the term of house arrest is established till September 28, 2017.
Earlier it was reported that Meshchansky Court of Moscow refused to consider the petition of the Investigative Committee for house arrest of Yurkin because the crime incriminated to the deputy prosecutor was committed in the territory, which does not belong to the jurisdiction of Meshchansky Court.
As the CrimeRussia wrote earlier, Yurkin was accused of part 3 of Art. 30 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Preparation for Crime and Attempt at Crime) and part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Swindling). According to preliminary information, the Deputy Prosecutor was detained on July 28 when he was receiving 500 thousand rubles ($8 thousand) from a businessman, and the total size of the bribe should have bee 2 million rubles ($33.3 thousand).
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