Former investigator sentenced to 10 years in colony in Altai for $10 thousand bribe 

Former investigator sentenced to 10 years in colony in Altai for $10 thousand bribe
Photo: video screenshot by the Investigative Committee of Russia

In October, 2017, the investigator issued an order for refusal to institute a criminal case. Besides that, he is being accused of a frame-up of a record of interrogation of a witness in a serious crime case.

Barnaul’s Central district court has sentenced a major case investigator of the Russian MIA General Administration for the Altai region to 10 years in a strict regime colony for falsification of evidence (item 3 of article 303 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and a $10 thousand bribery (item 6 of article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), reports the media office of the regional Prosecution Service.

According to the Prosecution Service, In October, 2017, the investigator received a $10 thousand bribe from a citizen of Barnaul for issuing an order for refusal to institute a criminal case based on the files of the pre-investigation check. The police officer demanded $20 thousand from the man. He was detained while receiving his first part of the bribe.

In addition, he was found guilty of falsification of evidence in the criminal case. The investigation found that during the period of 2015-2016, the police officer fabricated the record of witness interview in the serious crime case. One sheet of the record with the witness’ testimonies was replaced; the witness’ signature was forged. This was found when the case was sent to court.

Besides imprisonment, court sentenced the officer to a 5.7 million rubles ($373 thousand) fine. He was stripped of his lieutenant-colonel title. His more than 8 million rubles ($500 thousand) property was seized.

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