Irkutsk region: ex-Deputy of Transport Prosecutor detained in case of $345.000 bribe
Earlier in the same corrupt case there were detained Head of the MIA East Siberian linear Department and Head of the MIA Department of Transport of the linear station Irkutsk-Passenger.
Security forces detained former Deputy of the Transport Prosecutor of the Irkutsk region Karapet Gevorgyan. He is suspected of receiving multimillion rubles bribe.
Note that Gevorgyan was dismissed from the prosecution on reaching the maximum age of service on 26 February. At the same time, according to local edition Babr, the dismissal of the Transport Prosecutor ensued in a hurry, when the department knew of the impending arrest.
The former Deputy of the Transport Prosecutor is involved in the case of a bribe amounting to 20 million rubles ($345.000). The investigation believes that Gevorgyan together with accomplices promised the free movement of goods by rail to the head of one of the commercial organizations specializing in the transportation of petroleum products for the many millions of recompense. Previously, in early February 2017, upon the corrupt case there were detained and arrested Head of the MIA East Siberian linear Department Alexey Rakultsev and Head of the MIA Department of Transport of the station Irkutsk-Passenger Grigory Prokofiev.
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As Babr notes, Gevorgyan is not only an accessory in the crime, but the leader of an organized crime group specializing in knocking out bribes. Sources say that Gevorgyan was ratted out by previously arrested Rakultsev and Prokofiev. Informants do not exclude that in connection with the detention of former Deputy Prosecutor and his interrogation the number of defendants in criminal proceedings will increase.
After scaring Dagestan with inspections, arrests, and searches, the interdepartmental commission of the Prosecutor General’s Office and ICR has identified key priorities for the regional watchdog authority. After the crackdown on the old clan-based system, the management reforms became more constructive – however, another wave of criminal cases, terminations, and arrests is expected in the republic. The CrimeRussia was figuring out what other Dagestani officials are currently at risk.