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.
For several days now, the minds of the public in St. Petersburg are occupied with one piece of news – Lieutenant-General Umnov, head of the Main Directorate of the MIA for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, leaves his post and sets off for a promotion to Moscow. Sergey Umnov is allegedly designated for the position of deputy minister of the MIA Vladimir Kolokoltsev. However, on the sidelines of the ministry they expect not a promotion for the Petersburg general, but an honorable resignation with the consequent loss of political weight.