ICR Deputy Head in Chechnya suspected of extortion
According to investigators, Isa Yusupov had been extorting a 300-thousand-ruble bribe from a pharmacist, threatening to bring him to trial for illegal drug possession.
Isa Yusupov, the Deputy Head of the Inter-District Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia in Chechnya, has been involved in a criminal case - he is suspected of Attempted Swindling committed by a person through his official position (part 3 of Art. 30 and part 3 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code). Investigation said Isa Yusupov had been extorting a 300-thousand-ruble bribe from a dispensing chemist working at a pharmacy in the Urus-Martanovsky district. In case he refused, Isa Yusupov threatened to open a criminal case on illegal drug possession.
The victim turned to the police saying the investigator was pressurizing him. Isa Yusupov was detained in an operation carried out by the Federal Security Service and Investigative Committee of Russia. He was caught red-handed when receiving the first part of his bribe, 100 thousand rubles.
The Investigative Committee said that the details of the case are now being established and the verdict is being considered.
It is a question of theft from the budget in 2012 in the amount of 22 million rubles ($365.770) in the framework of the state contract for the construction of water supply and sewage in Rostov Veliky.