Samara’s best beat cop nabbed while taking bribe
The policeman took 50.000 rubles from a businessman and promised patronage and no prosecution.
MIA Security Service in the Samara region detained Alexander Velmatkin, a policeman from the village of Utevka, Neftegorsk district, while he was accepting a bribe, TLTgorod reported.
According to the news report, Velmatkin was inside his car when he took 50.000 rubles ($845) from a local businessman promising patronage and no prosecution on November 15. A Bribery case was initiated (Art. 290 of the Criminal Code). In November, Velmatkin was fired from the police for loss of trust and confidence.
Velmatkin was to participate in the finals of All-Russia contest People's Beat Cop, timed to the Day of the District Police Commissioner celebrated on November 17. The policeman took prizes in the previous two stages. He was named the best district superintendent of police in the Samara region. Before the bribery scandal, the regional office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs had encouraged everyone to vote for Velmatkin in the last stage of the contest. The posts about it have been deleted from the site.
Alexander Velmatkin served as district police commissioner for 8 years. He was in charge of a district with 6500 people. Prior to that, Velmatkin had been a lecturer at the Samara Law Institute of the Russian FSIN (Penitentiary Service).
The decision on the undesirability of one of the most influential thieves in law Tariel Oniani’s (Mulukhov) stay in Russia after his release next year was taken on August 6 by Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev. After Oniani’s release, the MIA explained, he will be expelled from Russia for life.
The gray cardinal of Karachay-Cherkessia (KChR), Senator Rauf Arashukov used opportunities to influence the Cherkessian community of the region, especially youth. He was nominated to the post of Prime-Minister of the republic. However, no one shared his political wishes and methods of struggle. According to the sources of The CrimeRussia, the Senator masterminded the murder of youth movement leader Aslan Zhukov in 2010. Many people knew about, the witnesses of a high-profile crime testified against him. But the political weight and ties terminated the case. And even the self-proclaimed killer was unable to prove his guilt in court. However, as it became known the other day, six years after his acquittal, he gave himself up once again.