Head of Revda Office for Economic Security and Combatting Corruption received 8 years of strict regime for bribe
The Sverdlovsk Region Court convicted the former Head of the Revda Office for Economic Security and Combatting Corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
The former policeman found guilty in bribe taking on especially large scale and will spend 8 years in a maximum security penal colony, the media service of the regional Investigative Directorate of the Russian Investigative Committee reported to UralInformBuro.
It is established that in November, 2015 the staff of the department, the Head of which was the defendant, were conducting check of activities of one of entities. Representative of the company offered the policeman a bribe of 1.5 million rubles for refusal in initiation of legal proceedings.
The security officer was caught in flagrante delicto on December 19, 2015 in one of cafes on Malyshev Street in Yekaterinburg. Part of the sum - 500 thousand rubles - was transferred to him there.
“The official, referred to above, was kicked away from the system of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on January 29 of the current year. Now, he will have to sleep in prison plank beds for a long time. From now on there is no place for him among the security officers”, official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Sverdlovsk Region Valery Gorelykh commented on the court verdict.
The special services believe that Russian Interior Ministry officials could have cooperated with the press to sell passport applications and border-crossing data of the two men suspected of poisoning the Skripals in Salisbury.