Mediators of Colonel who tried to buy post of Interior Ministry Head detained
Five people are under investigation.
In Moscow, five more alleged suspects of the bribery case initiated against Colonel from Dagestan Magomed Khizriev are arrested. This is reported by TASS with reference to the press service of the ICR.
Khazbiev and his accomplices (mostly civilians) are charged under part 5 of Article 291 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Giving to an official through an intermediary on an especially large scale) and part 4 of Article 291.1 (Mediation in Bribery).
According to the investigation, Khizriev, through intermediaries, transferred part of the bribe ($2 million), so that some high-ranking officials would assist in his appointment as Head of the Interior Ministry of Dagestan. The ICR stressed that the total amount of bribe was $6 million.
Earlier it was reported about the detention of Khizriev in Moscow in one of the buildings of the Bureau of Internal Affairs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. According to some sources, the bribe was intended to remove compromising materials from the file of Khizriev that could prevent him from appointment as the Head of the Interior Ministry in Dagestan.