FSB detains two policemen for $24.100-extortion
According to investigators, Lieutenant-Colonel Andrey Belousov and Major Vitaly Mamonov extorted 1.5 million rubles ($24.100) from the owner of the construction company.
FSB officers detained head of the traffic police in the northern district of Moscow Lieutenant-Colonel Andrey Belousov and the investigator, Major Vitaly Mamonov, on suspicion of extortion of 1.5 million rubles from the owner of the construction company, REN TV reports.
According to the television channel, the police are charged with Swindling (Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). It is reported that they threatened the entrepreneur with the initiation of a criminal case and the attachment. As a result, the woman appealed to the police.
Suspects' apartments are searched. Both detainees testified.
Aqua business on Baikal. Chinese people to drink the unique lake to the lees? What does this have to do with Deripaska?
Following a request from the West-Baikal Interdistrict Environmental Prosecutor's Office, the Kirovsky District Court of Irkutsk has suspended the construction of a water bottling plant in Kultuk township, Slyudyanka district, pending the rectification of defects identified in the course of the inspection. The construction has been put on hold; the court has to make the final decision in two months. In the meantime, public activists and environmentalists are ringing alarm bells. An all-Russia public rally to protect Lake Baikal is scheduled to March 24; its program includes collection of signatures against the plant construction by AquaSib company belonging to Chinese investors. A day after the court decision, a fire occurred on Talovskie swamps in Kultuk – it must be noted that the main claims brought against the project owners pertain to these swamps. The CrimeRussia was figuring out what threats does the project pose to the lake and local environment, how was it approved, whether a ‘water competition’ is possible in the region, and what has oligarch Oleg Deripaska to do with this?