Likino-Dulyovo police chief caught taking $1.866 bribe

Likino-Dulyovo police chief caught taking $1.866 bribe

Vasily Stepanov and warrant officer Sergey Benchenko were turning a blind eye on a local entrepreneur using illegal immigrants for a year.

Vasily Stepanov, head of the Likino-Dulyovo police department in Moscow’s Orekhovo-Zuyevo district, and Sergei Benchenko, the commander of the platoon patrol squad, were detained on suspicion of accepting a bribe of 130,000 rubles ($1.866), Moskovsky Komsomolets reports.

According to the newspaper, Stepanov, 43, and Benchenko, 47, were detained yesterday, on January 16. The investigators say that they were turning a blind eye on a local entrepreneur using illegal immigrants for a year. The policemen got a total of 130 thousand rubles in 11 months.

A bribery case has been opened (Art. 290 of the Criminal Code). The law enforcers face up to eight years in prison.

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