Transbaikal policeman who issued summons for interrogation in exchange for money convicted
In the Transbaikal region, police officer, who made extra money on issuing fake summons for interrogation to people willing to play hooky, has been convicted.
In the Transbaikal region, the court has found the policeman guilty of selling summons for interrogation to everybody who wanted them. Similar to the sick note, the availability of a summons for interrogation is a good reason for absenteeism; many people willingly used this way to get an extra day off.
Ex-officer of the MIA department in Krasnokamensk and the Krasnokamensk district A. Fomin has been convicted of committing four crimes related to petty bribe-taking (part 1 of Art. 291.2 of the Russian Criminal Code), eight episodes of forgery by an official (part 1 of Art. 292), two episodes concerning fraud (part 3 of Art. 159), as well as one attempt on petty bribery (part 3 of Art. 30 and part 1 of Art. 291.2).
The court has found Fomin guilty of the crimes committed and sentenced him to a fine of 500 thousand rubles ($8.3 thousand). In addition, he has been fired from the police and deprived of the right to hold positions of responsibility for three years. Now the prosecutor's office is trying to seize in favor of the state the total amount of bribes ex-policeman had received.
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