Head of Khabarovsk police lost his position due to corruption case against his deputy

Head of Khabarovsk police lost his position due to corruption case against his deputy
Alexander Prokhorets

The Deputy Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the city is suspected of taking bribes in the amount of 3 million rubles.

Alexander Prohortsev was removed from the post of the Head of the Khabarovsk police. Prokhorets lost his position because of his deputy's bribes.

“He is dismissed for lack of systems of prevention and educational work. In any case, the chief had to know, to see and assess the situation in time," said Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Khabarovsk Region Mikhail Chernikov. - "In addition, some executives in management suffered severe disciplinary action."

Mikhail Chernikov also signed a decree on dismissal of Deputy Head of the city police Andrey Stefanov, who is suspected of corruption crimes.

As previously the CrimeRussia reported, in December 2016, Stefanov offered through an intermediary to relatives of involved in the case under article Swindling to not transmit the investigation materials, which could be a cause for initiation of a number of criminal cases, to the authorities, in December 2016. For his services he asked for 3 million rubles. Relatives filed a request with the FSB and all further negotiations were conducted under the supervision of operational services. December 30, 2016 the mediators received the first part of a bribe (1 million rubles). Afterwards, they gave money to Stefanov. On January, 11, relatives transferred the second tranche of a bribe of 2 million rubles. The next day, January, 12, Lieutenant Colonel Stefanov was arrested in one of the shopping centers in Khabarovsk, when mediators handed him the money. Three of his subordinates, who are likely to transmit the bribe, are also defendants in the case of bribery. They are charged under part 4 of Art. 291.1 of the Criminal Code (Intermediation in Bribery).

Meanwhile, according to unofficial version, Stefanov's arrest on bribery is only the stall. According to sources of Komsomolskaya Pravda, the Deputy Head of the City Police covered the OCG of car stealer in recent years. Statements on thefts from affected citizens Stefanov inhibited at the stage of investigative work. Those bands that refused to pay, quickly fell behind bars. In addition, according to sources, the Deputy Head was engaged in thefts of expensive cars himself. Stefanov with accomplices stole foreign cars, and then sold them to their owners for a ransom. Komsomolskaya Pravda suggests that 3 million rubles is a ransom for the return of one of the stolen cars in the past year. It is known that the subordinate of the Lieutenant Colonel was earlier arrested right in a stolen car.

Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Khabarovsk Region Mikhail Chernikov did not rule that a new wave of layoffs could follow this dismissal on the basis of a corruption case.

"Believe me, not only Stefanov was on the hook. This is just a beginning!"- the Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs commented on forthcoming cleanout.

Chernikov assures that investigators will check all criminal cases, the investigation of which was conducted under the supervision of the dismissed Deputy Head of the city police.

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