Kizilyurt: Criminal Investigation Department head is suspect in swindling case
A lieutenant colonel extorted 100,000 rubles ($1.6 thousand) from a victim promising not to open a criminal case.
A criminal case was opened against the Kizilyurt criminal investigation department head for violation of article 159 of the Russian Criminal Code.
The police lieutenant colonel is suspected of attempted swindling through his official position, according to the Office of Public Affairs of the Russian Investigative Committee Republic of Dagestan Department.
The suspect threatened a local resident to open a criminal case against her mother, according to investigators. He demanded she paid him 100,000 rubles for him not to do it.
The money was handed to an intermediary under supervision of the police near a traffic police station on July 4. The intermediary was arrested.
The investigation continues. Investigators are gathering evidence. Court is deciding what pre-trial restrictions to impose on the lieutenant colonel.