Istra MIA Main Investigations Directorate senior investigator detained for bribery goes under house arrest
The police arrested both Major of Justice Olga Guzenko and the attorney handing her the bribe.
The MIA Main Directorate and ICR Press Services commented on the MIA Directorate in the Moscow region Internal Affairs Department having arrested the investigator for taking a 2.5-million-ruble ($40,300) bribe.
The investigator took the bribe from the attorney for changing charges against the latter’s client, the ICR noted. The investigator has already been charged and placed under house arrest, MIA Directorate in Moscow region Main Office of Investigations head’s aid Olga Vradiy said.
The MIA Directorate in Moscow region investigated the incident, according to Head of the MIA Main Directorate in Moscow region Press Service Tatyana Petrova. The investigator was dismissed; her superiors were reprimanded.
The investigator’s name was not made public. However, it came to light her name is Olga Guzenko, she is 40 years old and a Major of Justice.
Guzenko worked in law enforcement for 11 years and once was awarded the ‘best investigator’ status.
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