Head of combatting corruption detained for bribe in Altai region
The Head of the Anti-Corruption Committee of Novoaltaysk closed criminal case against a businessman for 500 thousand rubles.
A criminal case against the head of the economic security and anti-corruption department of the Regional Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia across Novoaltaysk was initiated. The law enforcement authority is suspected of taking of a bribe in the amount of half a million rubles, the media service of the Investigative Committee of Russia across the Altai Region reports.
According to investigators, the police officer suggested a director of the local entity to pay 500 thousand rubles for refusal in initiation of legal proceedings. From January 20 to January 31 the entrepreneur transferred the specified amount into the account of the legal entity under control to the head of department. After that the police officer was detained.
As media service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Altai region reported, if the fault of the employee proves to be true, then he will be dismissed from police and will incur the put punishment, as well as his direct heads.
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