Tambov investigator caught on half-million bribe
A criminal case under part 6 of Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code (Bribe-Taking) has been initiated against the police officer.
During the investigation, law enforcement authorities found that the accused police officer had agreed with a lawyer and a witness in a criminal case related to illegal banking on the fact they would act as intermediaries between him and another defendant in this case for receiving a bribe equaling 5 million rubles. This amount was gratitude for holding the latter harmless.
Investigators note that the suspect guardian of order had done his best to protect himself from exposure in the commission of a corruption offense, but he could not escape from justice... September 17, the intermediaries received 500 thousand rubles from the case defendant. In the evening of the same day, lawyer gave part of the money to the investigator.
The committed corruption crime has been revealed by employees of FSB and MIA regional departments.
Law enforcement authorities are currently investigating this crime and establishing all the circumstances of the incident. A criminal case under part 4 of Art. 291.1 of the Russian Criminal Code (Mediation in Bribery) has also been initiated against the bribery intermediaries.
At present, investigation of these criminal cases is handled by experts of the second department for the investigation of particularly important cases (for criminal crimes and crimes the government) of the ICR Investigative Committee in the Tambov region.
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