National Guard special squad head condemned for guarding M.Video founder for 2.5mn

National Guard special squad head condemned for guarding M.Video founder for 2.5mn
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The total amount of bribes was 2.5 million rubles ($38,000).

Former Head of the special unit for the protection of the transported property of Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Guard” of the National Guard of Russia (Rosgvardiya) Roman Egorov was arrested on suspicion of providing illegal services to one of the founders of M.Video, Pavel Breev, as Kommersant reports.

According to the investigation, in February last year, M.Video signed a contract with the structure of the National Guard for the protection of Breev’s property. However, soon the guardsmen began to perform the functions of a businessman’s bodyguards. The fighters accompanied the entrepreneur at business meetings, in return Breev, provided guardsmen with accommodation and food at home in one of the elite villages in the Moscow region.

According to investigators, each month Egorov received a 250,000-ruble ($3,800) bank transfer from Breev. The total amount of bribes was 2.5 million rubles ($38,000). Investigators opened a case against Egorov under Bribe-Taking on a Large Scale. The officer, who has military awards for participating in special operations in the North Caucasus, has been detained. He does not recognize the guilt in the crime.

The department itself refused to comment on the criminal case. However, they told reporters that Egorov was dismissed, and his detachment was disbanded.

Sources of the news portal report that the fact of corruption came to light after the skirmish at Moscow City in November 2017, which occurred during the celebration of the anniversary of the criminal authority, one of the leaders of the Izmaylovo OCG, Dmitry Pavlov. The conflict, which escalated into the shooting, began because of the car parked at the entrance. As a result, one person was killed; another 5 were injured. Then it became known that the fighters of the special detachment actually perform the functions of a businessman’s bodyguards.

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