Two former corruption fighters from Ivanovo accused of bribery

Two former corruption fighters from Ivanovo accused of bribery

A lieutenant-colonel and police major were extorting money from a party involved in a traffic collision and seller of fake alcohol.

In the Ivanovo region, the Kineshma city court sentenced the former head of the Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and his subordinate, senior officer, to nine years in a high-security penal colony with a fine of 5 million rubles ($77,550) for Bribe-Taking (item ‘a’ part 5 of Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code) and Attempt at Swindling (part 3 of Art. 30, part 3 of Art, 159), the press service of the regional prosecutor's office reports.

The investigation believes that in March – July 2017, the police offered an entrepreneur, who sells alcohol without documents confirming the quality of the product, not to withdraw all the goods in exchange for a bribe of 135 thousand rubles ($2,093). In addition, the police offered a party involved in a traffic collision not to register the traffic accident as a staged auto crash in exchange for 215 thousand rubles ($3,334). The transfer of part of the money was controlled by the FSB officers, after which they detained the corrupt officials.

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