Investigator in St. Petersburg detained over suspicion of bribery
The law enforcement authority demanded from defendant 350 thousand rubles in exchange for mitigation of article of accusation.
The investigating officer of the Investigation Department for crimes against the identity of the Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia of the Vyborgsky district of St. Petersburg is caught red-handed for taking a bribe of 350 thousand rubles. This was reported by media service of the Central Board of the regional Investigative Committee.
According to the investigators, the representative of the law during the period from January 11 to January 24, 2017 was demanding 350 thousand rubles from one of defendants in the case, which he was leading, in exchange for accusation mitigation. The day before the investigating officer received six thousand rubles in cash, and also 377 thousand in false notes then he was detained.
Criminal case under article Bribe-Taking was initiated upon the event, the issue of a measure of restraint and brining a charge to the investigating officer is being resolved.
It concerns entrepreneur Dmitry Motorin, Boris Usherovich, a co-owner of the Group of Companies 1520, and Novoe Vremya board member, Ivan Stankevich. Motorin is accused of giving a bribe on an especially large scale, and Stankevich and Usherovich are charged with bribe-taking.
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