Moscow police detain General Romanyuk suspected of protecting gambling business

Moscow police detain General Romanyuk suspected of protecting gambling business
General Romanyuk, Sverdlovsk ex-deputy chief of the Central Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

Vladimir Romanyuk left the post of Sverdlovsk deputy chief of the Central Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the summer of 2017 and retired.

Moscow police have detained Major General Vladimir Romanyuk, Sverdlovsk ex-deputy chief of the Central Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Region, Znak.com reported citing a law enforcement source. According to the source, the general might have provided protection for a gambling business. This morning, FSB officers searched the office and home of Major Voronin, the Yekaterinburg head of Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department. The investigative activities are part of a previously initiated probe with no defendants yet. We do not know whether the searches were connected with General Romanyuk detention so far.

Today's searches were said to be connected with a high-profile case where the court jailed Nikita Maltsev, the founder and coach of the Khrabr Fighter Club, and Sergey Kondrashin, a Yekaterinburg officer of the Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department. Both were charged with extorting a bribe of 1.2 million rubles from bookmaker office Dilsis LLC.

Major General Romanyuk worked with the Moscow police between 1992 and 2011, before moving to the Sverdlovsk region with Mikhail Borodin. Romanyuk resigned in June 2017 and retired. In September 2018, Colonel Postovalov was appointed to replace him; the officer had previously held a similar position in the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Kurgan Region.

Note that Lieutenant General Borodin is preparing to leave his post of Sverdlovsk head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Last week it was reported that he had already taken his belongings from the office and Yekaterinburg apartment that had been given to him. Borodin was expected to be moved to Voronezh "to strengthen the law enforcement" in the region.

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