Kaluga traffic police officers caught on bribery
In Obninsk, the Kaluga region, two inspectors of the State Traffic Police are accused of bribe-taking.
According to investigative bodies, the traffic police officers had stopped a driver for an ID check. It turned out that he did not have a driver's license, as it had been previously revoked for traffic rules violation. Then, the policemen offered him a deal, namely 100 thousand rubles for avoiding to call him to administrative account.
The corruption had become known to the regional law enforcement agencies, and the offenders were detained. A criminal case under item a part 5 of Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code (Bribe-taking on a large scale committed by a group of persons by previous concert) has been initiated against the traffic police inspectors.
The investigation into the criminal case is ongoing; the investigating authorities are establishing all the circumstances of the offense.
Major general Igor Vasiliev, Head of the Engineering Support Service of the Federal Protection Service (FPS), and lieutenant general Ulitin subordinate to him are currently in the middle of a scandal. However, it is unlikely that they lose their posts. Reportedly, the two generals are just the tip of the huge corruption iceberg in the law enforcement structures. This is not the first embezzlement episode in their careers.