Krasnodar investigator arrested in Moscow for bribery

Krasnodar investigator arrested in Moscow for bribery

An employee of the ICR allegedly received about 13 million rubles for mitigating the charges to the person involved in the criminal case.

The Basmanny District Court of Moscow arrested Islam Dzhambaev, an investigator for priority cases of the ICR in the Krasnodar Territory, and his public assistant lawyer Botashev in a bribery case of about 13 million rubles, which the employee of the ICR allegedly got through intermediaries from businessman Nikolay Ozerov. Dzhambaev promised to soften the charges in the reviewed criminal case, Kommersant writes.

In October 2018, a Krasnodar court arrested Ozerov on charges of performing currency transactions on forged documents on a particularly large scale (part 3 of Article 193.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). Dzhambaev allegedly promised to mitigate the corpus delicti for remuneration, and Tatyana Ozerova, mother of the accused, transferred the money to Botashev, and the latter gave cash to the investigator.

The FSB detained Dzhambaev and Botashev on May 30 red-handed. Botashev is charged with Mediation in Bribery (part 4 of Article 291.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), and Dzhambaev is accused of Bribe-Taking (part 6 of Article 290 of the criminal code of the Russian Federation).

The Ozerovs owned a large agricultural holding that went bankrupt after an outbreak of African swine fever in 2016. In 2017, Nikolay Ozerov was imprisoned for eight years for embezzling Sberbank's loan money and illegal actions in the bankruptcy of an agricultural holding. The convict was released under parole and was immediately arrested under a new charge.

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