Former Novgorod police officer got prosecuted for protection racketeering of store
Trial of former police officer, accused of extortion and bribery, begins in the Novgorod region.
ICR officers have completed a criminal investigation against former senior special investigative agent of the Department of Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption at the regional MIA in the Malovishersky district. The former police officer is charged with Extortion and Receiving Bribes for protection (item (b), part 5 of Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code).
According to investigative bodies, in April this year, the 30-year-old detective demanded an owner of a store, located in the town of Malaya Vishera in the Novgorod region, to pay him a monthly fee of 5 thousand rubles for his protection. He warned the businessman that in case of refusal, he would arrange inspections against him.
The policeman bribe-taker was arrested in June when receiving yet another bribe.
Investigators have collected enough evidence proving the guilt of the suspect and, after confirming the indictment, referred the case to the court for further consideration on the merits.
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A spokesperson of the Prosecutor's office said that the ECHR had not studied all the materials of the criminal case, so they were offered not to overturn the verdict, but to send the case for a new review in court.