Searches in St. Petersburg Admiralteysky Administration of MIA are related to bribery case in General Administration for Economic Security
In the evening on August 12, FSB and ICR officers conducted searches at the department for economic security and combatting corruption, while the department's special investigative agent Vladimir Boborykin had been arrested the day before on suspicion of taking bribes. The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation instituted a case against him under Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code.
A 40-year-old Lieutenant Colonel was suspected of taking a bribe in the amount of 2.5 million rubles; however, according to the preliminary version of the investigation, he was a mediator, while the destination of the large sum could be someone from his superiors in the Admiralteysky General Administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Investigators of the ICR Main Investigation Directorate for St. Petersburg believed the special investigative agent of the General Administration for Economic Security and Combatting Corruption made a criminal deal with unknown persons to receive a bribe on a large scale for the assistance in withdrawal from responsibility of criminal case defendants.
The money hand-off took place in Boborykin’s car parked on Krzhyzhanovsky Street.
The preventive measures are currently being chosen for the convict. The General Administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs initiated an internal investigation, on the results of which the special investigative agent will be dismissed from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and its managers will be subjected to disciplinary sanctions.
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