High-ranking Sverdlovsk police officer extorts 1.5 million rubles from businesswoman
The law enforcer tried to get a bribe for ending the police screening.
A certain Evgeny Isaev was arrested in Ekaterinburg. He was employee of the Administration for Economic Security and Combating the Corruption (GAESCC) under the Main Directorate of the Russian Interior Ministry in Sverdlovsk region. Police Lieutenant Colonel is charged under art. 30 para. 3, and art. 159 para. 4 of the Russian Criminal Code (attempt at large scale fraud).
The press-service of the Investigation Department of the Russian Investigative Committee stated that Isaev had tried to deceive a businesswoman. The investigating authorities were running a check into her activities for a possible forgery. Isaev offered his help, demanding 1.5 million rubles in return, despite the fact that had no relation to the inspection and could not exert any influence on the decision.
The victim appealed to the Russian Federal Security Service in the Sverdlovsk Region. The police officer was arrested upon receipt of a bribe in the amount of 200 thousand rubles. Everything happened near the administration building, the suspect was in his Audi Q5. He tried to escape from the crime scene.
A criminal case has been opened, the accused currently remains under house arrest. If a police officer is found guilty, he will face dismissal from the law enforcement agency on negative grounds. In addition, Isaev will be prosecuted, and his leaders will receive severe reprimands.
Saburova believes that the Russian authorities violated articles 2 and 5 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, guaranteeing the right to life, as well as the right to freedom and personal inviolability.