Saratov investigator detained for taking bribe from gang leader
For 300.000 rubles ($5.100) the criminal asked to drop the charges against him.
The siloviki in the Oktyabrsky district of Saratov detained a high-ranking police officer. As reported by Interfax, there was an operation to detain a certain investigator of the MIA Main Investigation Department. He is suspected of taking a bribe in the amount of 300 thousand rubles ($5.100) from an alleged gang leader. The criminal gave the money to have a case against him terminated.
According to local media, the detained man was Detective Arsentev. He was caught last night near his workplace at 88, Chernyshevskogo Street.
The incident is being investigated into; a criminal case may be initiated and the detainee may be put in custody.
The press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs said that if the officer's guilt is proven, he will be dismissed from the internal affairs and punished, and his immediate supervisors will be disciplined.
In early November 2017, Basmanny Court of Moscow has satisfied the motion brought by the Main Investigations Directorate in the City of Moscow of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) and remanded Aleksander Shukyurov, Director of the Capital Renovation Directorate State Budgetary Institution of Moscow, in custody. The head of the institution subordinate to the Department of Capital Renovation of the City of Moscow that had acted as the client in tenders worth dozens of billions of rubles is suspected of swindling on an especially large scale.