Ex-Road Patrol Service officer caught taking bribe gets two years’ probation
In February last year, Vadim Larionov demanded 8,000 rubles ($120) from a driver who violated the traffic rules to avoid drawing up a report.
In Pyatigorsk, former Road Patrol Service inspector Vadim Larionov, who became the star of a popular video where he receives a bribe from a driver, has been sentenced to two years’ probation, the ICR office in the Stavropol region reports.
According to the investigation, in Pyatigorsk on February 16, 2018, Larionov stopped the car of a resident of St. Petersburg, who drove onto the oncoming lane. He took 8,000 rubles from him to avoid drawing up a report.
A casual witness filmed the transferring of the bribe in a service car and posted the video on social networks. The inspector was dismissed, and the video became the main prosecution evidence, since it shows the driver counting the bills and giving them to Larionov.
Video: Ex-Road Patrol Service officer caught taking bribe gets two years’ probation
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