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.
General’s son Mikhail Sal’nikov, Professor of the Department of Theory of Government and Law at the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Russian Federation, has been detained for real estate fraud. Amid other corruption crimes hitting the headlines, this offense does not seem a high-profile one. But the point is that this is not the first criminal case instituted against professor Sal’nikov, and he is not the only relative of MIA general Viktor Sal’nikov having problems with the law.