Ufa: fringe police General detained for $17.700 extortion

Ufa: fringe police General detained for $17.700 extortion
In the course of the search, sets of uniforms with shoulder straps of the Lieutenant Colonel and Major General were found in suspect houses

The suspects promised the victim the post of director of the distillery.

Two residents of Ufa were detained for extorting a bribe of one million rubles ($17.700). This is reported by the press service of the ICR in the region.

The suspects offered a man the post of the Belebeevsky distillery director of Bashspirt JSC for the above-mentioned. One of the intruders introduced himself as a police General saying that he had connections.

“On the afternoon of May 25, 2017 in one of the shopping centers of Ufa, a 46-year-old suspect received 1 million rubles for transmission it to a pseudo-General. After that, he and the accomplice were detained. In the course of the search, sets of uniforms with shoulder straps of Lieutenant Colonel and Major General, counterfeit certificates of various departments, including law enforcement officers, as well as award badges were found in suspects’ apartments," the report said.

With respect to the 46-year-old man a criminal case was opened of an attempted fraud on an especially large scale (maximum punishment is up to six years of imprisonment), with respect to a 52-year-old pseudo-general - attempted mediation in bribery on an especially large scale (imprisonment from seven up to 12 years).

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