ICR senior investigator for priority cases arrested for bribery
The amount of bribe that received Lieutenant Colonel of Justice Sorokin is 50 thousand dollars. The senior investigator is detained and has been arrested by the Basmanny court for two months.
The Russian Investigative Committee opened a criminal case against the senior investigator for priority cases of the MID ICR, Lieutenant Colonel of Justice Alexander Sorokin.
The case is initiated on the grounds of an offense under part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
As the ICR reported, Sorokin is detained on the fact of taking a bribe on a large scale. The Basmanny court chose a preventive measure in the form of arrest for two months.
According to the Acting Head of the Office for Media Relations, Colonel Svetlana Petrenko, public investigator Sorokin is suspected of receiving bribes in the amount of 50 thousand dollars from the lawyer, whose name was not called.
According to investigators, for reward Sorokin promised to carry out "a number of legal proceedings" in the case, which was under his control. Other details of the case have not been disclosed.
"The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has always swiftly and firmly respond to every violation of the law, including those of corruption in its ranks, regardless of colonelcy, position and past achievements," - Svetlana Petrenko noted in her report.
It is worth noting that this arrest is a consistent continuation of the ICR campaign in the fight against corruption in its ranks. In July 2016 on charges of taking bribes from the kingpin Shakro Molodoy there were arrested Moscow MID ICR First Deputy Head Denis Nikandrov, Head of BIA ICR Mikhail Maksimenko and his deputy Alexander Lamonov.
Major general Igor Vasiliev, Head of the Engineering Support Service of the Federal Protection Service (FPS), and lieutenant general Ulitin subordinate to him are currently in the middle of a scandal. However, it is unlikely that they lose their posts. Reportedly, the two generals are just the tip of the huge corruption iceberg in the law enforcement structures. This is not the first embezzlement episode in their careers.