Former FSB officer detained for mediating in 100-million-ruble bribery
Lawyer Maksim Peshkov and former FSB officer Vadim Kalinin were arrested in St. Petersburg on December 23 on suspicion of mediation in transferring a bribe. The detention was carried out by operatives of Department M of the FSB Administration in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region.
According to investigation, the detainees had been extorting a bribe for the release of a person accused in crime from Kresty detention center, Delovoy Peterburg reports.
For now, the suspects have been detained for two days. The news agency notes that the exact amount of the bribe is unknown; there have been reports of 2 million dollars, 70 and 100 million rubles, but most likely, it was 100 million rubles.
Fontanka.ru notes that the money was intended for the release of Nikolay Polkovnikov, who had been in custody since March on charges of organized crime community organization.
A criminal case under part 5 of Art. 291.1 of the Russian Criminal Code (Promise or Proposal to Mediate in Bribery) has been initiated against Kalinin and Peshkov. The detainees are accused of numerous meetings with the St. Petersburg businessman with a view of offering him to buy Polkovnikov out of arrest.
It is reported that the criminal case defendants acted under the guise of the current Lieutenant Colonel of the Main Department of Internal Security Vitaly Fedosov, immediate subordinate of Chief of the Main Department of Internal Security in the North-West Yuri Timchenko, who had been arrested a week ago in St. Petersburg on charges of extorting a bribe in the amount of 100 million rubles from the representatives of Delovye Linii.
Accountant of psychoneurological dispensary governed by wife of Nizhnevartovsk Mayor locked up in mental health institution. She could be aware of financial frauds
A broken door, people in medical uniform, sirens – this is how a Monday evening has ended for a female resident of Nizhnevartovsk. A medical crew arrived to the former accountant of the municipal psychoneurological dispensary and forcibly took the woman to the mental health institution. The bookkeeper could be aware of financial frauds committed in the dispensary whose Chief Physician is the wife of the Nizhnevartovsk Mayor. The investigators have questions to all participants of the incident. The CrimeRussia was figuring out who could be interested in the emergency hospitalization of the accountant.
According to Sobesednik, in 2014, the President’s former guard and Governor of Tula region got an apartment in a block near the Pushkin museum. Similar apartment in the same block was up for sale for 1 billion rubles ($15 million).