Moscow region: Ruza investigator goes on trial for proposal to close criminal case for bribe
Pavel Matyuhin estimated his work in a few million rubles.
Former investigator for priority cases of the Ruza MID ICR in Moscow region Pavel Matyuhin is accused of attempted fraud.
According to the investigation, Pavel Matyuhin contacted a local businessman, against whom criminal proceedings for fraud were opened. The investigator suggested the merchant to hush up his case for several million rubles. In April 2016, the businessman handed Matyukhin 2 million rubles, but the deal was held under the scrutiny operatives. The investigator was detained immediately with the money on hands.
Subsequently, the investigating authorities have found that the briber tried on. Matyuhin had no the opportunity to influence the course of investigation of the case against the businessman, because it was removed to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. With regard to the extortionist a criminal case is opened under part 3 of Art. 30, part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (Attempted Swindling).
The case materials have been removed to the Ruza Court for trial. Matyuhin expects the first court hearing being under house arrest.
It concerns entrepreneur Dmitry Motorin, Boris Usherovich, a co-owner of the Group of Companies 1520, and Novoe Vremya board member, Ivan Stankevich. Motorin is accused of giving a bribe on an especially large scale, and Stankevich and Usherovich are charged with bribe-taking.
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