Ex-chief of Barnaul MIA Investigations Directorate tried for 38,800-dollar bribe

Ex-chief of Barnaul MIA Investigations Directorate tried for 38,800-dollar bribe

In the Altai region, investigation into the criminal case against former high-ranking police officer caught for bribery has been completed.

The investigative bodies have completed the investigation into the criminal case initiated against ex-chief of the MIA Investigations Directorate in Barnaul, as well as against his acquaintance.

The former police officer is charged with Bribe-taking on an especially large scale (item с part 5 and 6 of Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code), and his friend is accused of mediation in transferring the bribe (item b part 3 and 4 of Art. 291.1). 

During the preliminary investigation, experts found that the police officer had repeatedly demanded 2.2 million rubles ($38.8 thousand) from a defendant in a criminal case of swindling. This is the estimated 'payment' for such services as removing the seizure from the citizen's property and terminating the criminal case against him. 

The ex-policeman asked his acquaintance to mediate in receiving the bribe. The former head of the Barnaul department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs received the required amount in parts in the period from May last year to January this year. He was caught by officers of the Altai region FSB when receiving the next part of the bribe.

The investigation into the criminal case has been completed. The investigation materials have been refereed to the prosecutor's office for confirmation of the indictment.

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