Investigator was sentenced to eight years for bribe of $ 1 million
The Izmailovo Court of Moscow sentenced the investigator Sergey Sergeyev to eight years in prison for taking a bribe of 1 million dollars.
Today, the Izmailovo Court of Moscow found the former ICR employee Sergey Sergeyev guilty under part 3 of Article 30 and part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code (Attempt to Bribe-taking for omission and Extortion of bribes on a large scale) for accepting a bribe of 1 million dollars. In addition, Sergeev was stripped of all honors and the right to hold a position in law enforcement within three years.
The investigation proved that Sergeev, using his accomplice’s connections, exerted pressure on one of the commercial banks, threatening it with constant checks. For the smooth continuation of the work the investigator demanded to transfer 1 million dollars to his account in a Latvian bank.
Sergeyev was caught red-handed during a special operation in 2015. Now, the court is considering the case against his accomplice.
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