Prosecutor of Vladimir suspected of corruption

Prosecutor of Vladimir suspected of corruption
Prosecutor of Vladimir Ilya Kopytin

According to the ICR, the civil servant took bribes on the current and former places of work.

The prosecutor of Vladimir and the former prosecutor of Murom, Ilya Kopytin, 35, is suspected of abuse of power (part 1 of Article 285 CCRF) and receiving a bribe on a large scale (paragraph ‘c’ of part 5 of Article 290 CCRF), the ICR’s Investigative Directorate for the Vladimir Region reports.

The criminal case was initiated in cooperation with the regional FSB department. According to the investigation, Kopytin, both in Murom and in Vladimir, “entered into out-of-office relations with persons in respect of whom he was obliged to take measures related to the suppression of illegal commercial activities and the implementation of prosecutorial supervision.”

The investigation asked the court to take Kopytin into custody but the suspect did not appear at the meeting. The investigation of the criminal case continues.

Kopytin was transferred from Murom to Vladimir on July 12, 2017. He began his career as an investigator in the Lipetsk Region; from 2008 to 2013 he was deputy prosecutor of Lipetsk, then headed the supervisory authority of Murom.

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