Stary Oskol: Two MIA UEBiPK operatives convicted of extortion and bribe-taking

Stary Oskol: Two MIA UEBiPK operatives convicted of extortion and bribe-taking

In the Belgorod region, the City Court of Stary Oskol has handed down verdicts to two employees of the anti-corruption department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the region on charges of extortion and bribery on a large scale.

As reported by the Investigative Committee, the officers of MIA Administration for Economic Security and Combatting the Corruption for the Belgorod region Aleksandr Savvin and Aleksandr Karpenko have been found guilty under items a, b, and с part 5 of Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code (Bribe-taking by a group of persons by previous concert with bribe extortion on a large scale).

Having examined the case file, the court sentenced Aleksandr Karpenko to 8 years’ imprisonment in a strict-regime colony and a fine of 4 million rubles. His colleague Aleksandr Savvin was sentenced to 7.5 years of strict-regime imprisonment and the same fine. In addition, the convicts are prohibited from holding positions in law enforcement structures and authorities for a period of 2 years.

According to the investigation, when conducting a pre-investigation check into suspected swindling committed by a director of one of the commercial companies of Stary Oskol, the operatives demanded that he pay them a large sum in exchange for the abandonment of the criminal case. February 5, 2016, Savvin and Karpenko were detained when receiving a part of the money in the amount of 300 thousand rubles. 

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