Orenburg police officer convicted for registration of Tajik illegal immigrants at his home

Orenburg police officer convicted for registration of Tajik illegal immigrants at his home

A trial of former police officer, who has been illegally registering citizens of Tajikistan in his apartment, begins in the Orenburg region.

According to the regional Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, an investigation in respect of a former Orsk police officer has been completed; he is charged with a crime under Art. 322.3 of the Russian Criminal Code (Fictitious Registration of a Foreign Citizen in a Residential Area).

Law enforcement authorities have found that in June this year, while still a police officer in the city of Orsk, the accused person illegally registered two citizens of Tajikistan with the local bodies of migration control. He provided false information to the Migration Service, stating that the foreigners had been registered in a residential premise at the place of stay. He indicated his own apartment as the premise. In reality, he had no intention to provide accommodation to the Tajiks.

The police officer is currently under travel restrictions. He has fully admitted his guilt in the crime. All investigation materials have been referred to the court for further consideration on the merits.

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