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.
It should be pointed out that earlier the MIA General Investigative Department in Moscow started reorganization. In particular, late August saw all the investigators from the GSU Division 8 dismissed. Investigators from several other departments that had been running some resonant criminal cases in the Moscow Police have been excluded from the permanent staff.
In exchange for 12 million rubles ($202 thousand), Kirill Tabakov has ensured the release of third persons of their right to a number of real estate units in the center of Nizhny Novgorod to be replaced by a business class hotel.
According to the defense of ICR officers Nikandrov, Maksimenko, and Lamonov, arrested on suspicion of bribery, Denis Bogorodetsky has broken the crime scheme to the prosecution. The lawyers believe that due to this, the witness turned into a suspect a year after their clients.
Father of the former acting head of the MIA GUEBiPK (General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption) Viktor Zakharchenko, who is currently also under arrest, is the manager of the accounts in question. However, the ICR has information that the сolonel-millionaire has also had direct access to them.