Ulyanovsk deputy prosecutor to be tried for bribe
The prosecutor promised to close a criminal case against entrepreneurs demanding money from them, although he did not have the authority to do it.
The criminal case of the former deputy prosecutor of Zasviyazhsky district of Ulyanovsk, Mikhail Alyaev, was passed over to the prosecutor's office to confirm the indictment.
Pervy Ulyanovsky Portal reports that the high-ranking official of the supervisory agency is accused of attempted swindling. It is known that businessmen, from whom Mikhail Alyaev extorted a bribe, informed the FSB about the incident.
The criminal case of two businessmen suspected of committing an economic crime was prosecuted by the Investigative Department of the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs. According to investigators, in the spring of 2016 a resident of Ulyanovsk offered the businessmen to "resolve the matter through her person" for 300 thousand rubles ($5.1 thousand). According to the findings of the investigation, deputy prosecutor of Zasviyazhsky district Mikhail Alyaev was "her person". The suspects were promised that he would be able to close the criminal case, although Alyaev did not have such power due to his post.
On June 28, 2016, the merchants gave part of the agreed amount of 100,000 rubles ($1.7 thousand) to the prosecutor's accomplice under the control of the FSB operatives. The process of transferring the bribe was captured on video, which was then attached to the criminal case. Both suspects, the deputy prosecutor and the mediator, were detained. The latter stated that she had acted at the direction of Alyaev.
After the detention Mikhail Alyaev was removed from his job in the prosecutor's office, and on July 4, 2016, a criminal case was initiated against him under Bribe-Taking on a Large Scale article. According to the source in the regional Investigative Directorate of the ICR, the investigation had data on other similar criminal activities of the deputy prosecutor, but they did not find any confirmation during the verification.
Later, the criminal case of the deputy prosecutor was reclassified to an article of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, providing for punishment for an attempted swindling committed by a group of persons by previous concert.
So far, the criminal case against Counselor of Justice Mikhail Alyaev has been transferred to the prosecution for approval of the indictment. The accused may face up to 6 years in prison.
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