Saratov’s Prosecutor was arrested for two months on suspicion of taking bribes
According to investigators, Chechin demanded a bribe of 10 thousand dollars for the termination of the criminal case.
The court arrested the Saratov's Prosecutor Vladimir Chechin for two months. Chechin is suspected of committing crimes under part 5, Art. 290 of the Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking), part 3 of Art. 30, part 3 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (Attempted Swindling).
Recall that the Prosecutor was caught red-handed when receiving money during a joint security operation of the regional FSB and the ICR. According to investigators, Chechin demanded a bribe of 10 thousand dollars for assistance in the termination of the criminal case and 750 thousand for the cancellation of the arbitration court's decision, but, in fact, he did not have appropriate authority to implement promised.
Head of Ministry of Natural Resources suspected of conflict of interests in distribution of benefits for Novatek
The oil and gas company, which receives various benefits from the Ministry, in turn sponsors the organization of Dmitry Donskoy’s wife and mother-in-law Tvoya Priroda (Your Nature). The department denies the existence of a conflict of interest, arguing that the project of the Minister's relatives is engaged in "non-commercial activities".
Police officers accused of extortion and tortures claim that FSB operatives have framed them up. According to the policemen, the FSB has initiated a criminal case against them after the shutdown of a gambling business by the MIA.