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.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).