Former deputy head of investigative department to appear before court in bribery case
The suspect was detained by the FSB operatives; the investigation is completed.
The criminal case against the former deputy head of the Atkarsky Interdistrict Department of the ICR’s Investigative Directorate for the Saratov Region, Konstantin Leontyev, was forwarded to the court. According to the investigators, Leontyev received a bribe in the amount of 200,000 rubles ($ 3000) from a police officer. For this money, Leontyev allegedly promised not to bring the policeman to criminal responsibility, Versiya Saratov reports.
The investigation established that Leontyev extorted the bribe from August to September 2017. On October 10, 2018, the deputy head of the investigative department was detained by the FSB operatives. Leontyev pleads innocent. He faces up to 12 years in prison.
It concerns entrepreneur Dmitry Motorin, Boris Usherovich, a co-owner of the Group of Companies 1520, and Novoe Vremya board member, Ivan Stankevich. Motorin is accused of giving a bribe on an especially large scale, and Stankevich and Usherovich are charged with bribe-taking.
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