Novosibirsk traffic police chief fired for issuing fake inspector IDs

Novosibirsk traffic police chief fired for issuing fake inspector IDs
Sergey Shtelmakh

Sergey Shtelmakh issued a fake certificate to Nikolai Mochalin, a deputy of the Regional Legislative Assembly, to “intimidate cops and boors on the roads”.

Sergey Shtelmakh, the former Novosibirsk head of the traffic police, who was dismissed “for a defamatory act,” is suspected of exceeding his official powers (part 1 of Art. 286), a source of the CrimeRussia reported. Sergey Shtelmakh issued a fake police ID to Nikolai Mochalin, a deputy of the Regional Legislative Assembly, to “intimidate cops and boors on the roads”. Such documents are often referred to as "a go-anywhere".

The Novosibirsk chief of the MIA, Yury Sterlikov, and his deputy Nikolay Turbovets are suspected of committing the same crime.

It took just one incident to give the game away: on June 26 of this year, traffic inspectors pulled over Mochalin’s Mercedes-Benz. As the police talked to the driver, the deputy got out of the car and presented his fake ID, which said that Mochalin was the adviser to the Chief State Road Traffic Inspector of the Novosibirsk Region. Sergey Shtelmakh signed the “go-anywhere". An examination confirmed the authenticity of his signature; he also personally stamped the certificate.

This is only part of a large investigation into Shtelmakh’s activity.

Sergey Shtelmakh was dismissed on October 22; Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev signed the dismissal order. Shtelmakh came to the traffic police in 2004. Until 2006, he served as deputy head of the regional department and headed the traffic police unit, the search unit, and the inquiry unit. In 2006, he headed the Novosibirsk traffic police department.

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