Internal Affairs official took multi-million ruble bribe and retired
The colonel promised to an accused to close his case in return for 3 million rubles.
Aleksandr Soshnikov, the Head of the Investigation with the Directorate of Internal Affairs in the North-West Administrative District of Moscow was detained right in his workplace. The investigation believes that the Colonel promised to an unnamed detainee to alter the preventive measure from custody to a softer one, and then to even close the criminal case. However, the case against Soshnikov was opened under the article Swindling (part 3 Art. 30, part 4 Art. 159 of the Criminal Code). However, he was not going to help the detainee, and having received the bribe of 3 million rubles, wrote a letter of retirement.
According to the Interfax, the transfer of money took place late on September 7. Sochnikov has been sentenced to house arrest.
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