Ex-deputy chief of Ulyanovsk police caught taking bribes and protecting OCG

Ex-deputy chief of Ulyanovsk police caught taking bribes and protecting OCG
Eduard Osyanin, former deputy chief of police for protection of public order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Ulyanovsk Region

ICR has initiated another criminal case against former Deputy Chief of police for the Ulyanovsk region Eduard Osyanin.

In addition to Bribery on a large scale (part 6 of Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code), he is charged with OCG protection (Art. 210).

According to investigative bodies, the former police officer has illegally obtained 12 million rubles. As law enforcement officers have found, Osyanin would repeatedly receive money as 'gratitude' for "not paying attention" to the illegal activities of a plant producing alcohol products in the territory of the Ulyanovsk region. He received the last bribe for protecting the illegal production on September 24 last year. It amounted to 1.2 million rubles.

In late October last year, he was dismissed from the police, and charges were brought against him. Then Osyanin was placed under house arrest.

During the investigation of the corruption crime he committed, experts found that the former policeman was involved in the organization of a criminal community. A criminal case under Art. 210 of the Russian Criminal Code was initiated against him.

According to investigative authorities, several Russian citizens living in different regions have organized a large-scale production of counterfeit alcohol on the territory of the Ulyanovsk region. The fake alcohol products have been manufactured using two regional plants.

It was also found that parts in the interregional gang were clearly casted: some would supply the production with the necessary raw materials, some were responsible for organizing and monitoring the production process, and some persons would be in charge of the sale of finished goods in the country.

As the regional ICR added, in order to ensure the smooth functioning of the illicit production, gang members would pay bribes to the ex-deputy head of the regional police for the protection of public order, Eduard Osyanin. 

The crimes committed by the corrupt police officer were revealed during one of the official inspections. November 2 last year, Osyanin was dismissed from the police on defamatory grounds.

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