Sverdlovsk: MIA Central Directorate searched on bribe-taking from businessman
The anti-corruption advocate Maksim Kasatkin extorted a 2-million-ruble bribe from a businessman.
The reasons for the search in the Office for Tax Crimes with the Central Directorate of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in Sverdlovsk region have been revealed. The Investigative Committee has indicted Maksim Kasatkin, the Deputy Head of the Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department of Sverdlovsk of taking a bribe. He is suspected of Bribe-Taking on a large scale (part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code). Besides, another person, Eduard Kraev is suspected of acting as an Intermediary in Bribery (part 4 of Article 291.1 of the Criminal Code).
According to investigators, this summer both of the accused were extorting 2 million rubles from the director of a commercial organization. In return, Kasatkin promised to use his official position to stop the checks by the MIA in Sverdlovsk region.
As the CrimeRussia wrote before, the Head MIA office in Sverdlovsk had been searched on Thursday, September 22, yet it was not until today that the media found out about it.
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Kochkin is detained in the headquarters building and brought to the police department, where policemen drew up a protocol under Violating the Established Procedure for Arranging or Conducting a Meeting, Rally, Demonstration, Procession or Picket (part 8 of Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). According to the activist, in the near future he will go on trial.