Kaliningrad: Migration Service employee caught taking bribes and giving out 118 international passports
An employee of the Department of the Russian Federal Migration Service in Kaliningrad was caught taking bribes and giving out 118 international passports.
A 48 year-old former Head of the Department of the Russian Federal Migration Service in the Nemansky District will face trial in the Kaliningrad Region.
The woman is accused of breaking articles 290, part 3 and part 5, item c (“Bribe-Taking on a Large Scale”), 292, part 1 (“Official Forgery”), and 292.1, part 1 (“Illegal Issue of the Russian Federation Passport”) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
The woman used intermediaries to illegally issue international passports in exchange for bribes from 2011 to mid-2014, according to an investigation. She usually worked with foreigners. Yet, there was a Russian citizen fleeing from prosecution among her customers, too. The woman issued 118 international passports during the said period and was paid about 7.3 million rubles.
She is also accused of 19 instances of official forgery, among other things. The woman entered false personal details to substantiate issue of international passports to people who should not have been issued one, according to the investigation.
The woman pled guilty once the police discovered her crimes.
The investigation has been completed. The case file was referred to court for further proceedings.
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