Kaluga: Criminal Investigation Chief arrested for protection racket of financial firm
Dmitry Elistratov is suspected of protection racket of a financial company.
Security forces have detained Dmitry Elistratov, the Police Colonel and the Chief of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Kaluga region. He is suspected of protection racket of an organization dealing with money withdrawals.
The senior law enforcement officer was detained yesterday, on December 7.
According to the KP40.ru, Elistratov is suspected of Exceeding Official Powers (Art. 286 of the Criminal Code). The official would help the unnamed company withdraw money.
It is reported that Elistratov showed no resistance while being arrested, but he said he would only talk in the presence of his lawyer.
There has been no official comment from the law enforcements yet.
Corruption is overwhelming in the Republic of Bashkortostan. It infiltrates all branches of power. The recent arrests in the Bashkir Prosecutor’s Office clearly show that justice can be bought and sold there, while the verdict of Themis depends only on the purse size. All powerful officials and businessmen in the republic know how much it costs to institute or dismiss a case. After the replacement of the regional head, the Federal Security Service (FSB) of the Russian Federation has found out that not only the supreme authorities of the Republican Prosecutor’s Office are involved in the corruption scheme – but judges and high-ranked police commanders as well. What officials have sullied their reputation with bribe-taking and are going to fall victims to yet another sweeping purge? What are millions of rubles paid for? What is the true scale of corruption in the region – champion among national republics by that parameter?