Irkutsk region: Head of local MIA department detained for bribery

Irkutsk region: Head of local MIA department detained for bribery

Acting Head of the Zalarinsky Intermunicipal MIA Department Eduard Rogov has been detained by FSB officers on suspicion of bribe-taking.

As reported by the MIA Main Directorate for the Irkutsk region, he is suspected of committing a crime under items b and c part 5 of Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code (Bribe-taking by an official on an especially large scale accompanied with extortion). Rogov, who was detained on May 24, has already been charged.

According to the preliminary investigation, the police officer had received an illegal monetary reward for the general patronage of a businessman working in the field of logging.

According to the investigation, the head of the Zalarinsky Intermunicipal MIA Department was extorting a bribe of 400 thousand rubles ($7,000), promising not to prosecute the businessman, against whom a criminal case on illegal deforestation had been instituted.

The Irkutsk media report that the person accused has been detained by court order of May 25. Eduard Rogov, who had been appointed the head of the Zalarinsky Intermunicipal MIA Department, has been relieved of his duties.

Investigative and operational activities, held by the ICR Main Investigations Directorate’s Department for the investigation of especially important cases No.2 together with the FSB officers and the police, are ongoing.

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