High-ranking Moscow police officer arrested for bribes of 20 mln rubles
Upon request of the Investigative Administration of Russia, the Meshchansky Court of Moscow ordered the arrest of a senior police officer.
He is charged with bribery on a considerable scale.
According to investigative bodies, the Head of the Internal Security Administration of the Administration of Internal Affairs for the Central Administrative District of Moscow Andrey Krasnopyorov has received bribes with a total amount of 297 thousand dollars over the past two years. The money has been paid by a businessman in exchange for police protection.
According to the law enforcement authorities, during the investigation it was found that the total amount of bribes received by police from the businessman for protection amounted to 297 thousand dollars. In ruble terms, it is about 20 million rubles.
It should be reminded that the high-ranking police officer Andrey Krasnopyorov was arrested by the Investigative Committee and the Internal Security Administration officers during a joint operation the other day. He was detained after the investigators received information that a few years ago a high-ranking officer of the Moscow Police had received a bribe, the amount of which amounted to two million rubles.
The investigating authorities believe that he used to receive large sums in exchange for protection, taking advantage of his official position as the head of the Internal Security Administration of the Administration of Internal Affairs.