Kaluga: Criminal Investigation Chief arrested for protection racket of financial firm

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.

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