Vadik The Almighty: head of UEBiPK in Altai region arrested for bribery managed to save $15mn
The billionaire colonel who held the post of head of the regional Economic Security Department, and then Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department for more than 12 years, kept his 1 billion ($15.2 mln) in bank accounts.
Law enforcement agencies are conducting investigative actions in the criminal case against Vadim Nadvotsky, head of the Anti-Corruption Department of the Main Directorate of the MIA in the Altai region, and his former subordinate Yevgeny Grechishkin, who are accused of bribery.
In respect of Nadvotsky the case is initiated under Part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code (receiving a bribe on a large scale), in respect of Grechishkin under Part 4 of Art. 291.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (mediation in the transfer of a bribe). According to investigators, the police colonel for 5 million rubles ($76,000) allegedly promised to stop the inspections of the briber’s enterprises.
Yesterday, the Oktyabrsky District Court of Barnaul detained both of them at the request of the investigation.
On the same day, the country house of Vadim Nadvotsky, whom many in the Altai region knew by the nickname Vadik Vsemoguschy, was searched, a source in the law enforcement agency told 360.
Operational activities were also carried out in offices at the place of work, as well as at other sites of alleged corruption ties of the accused.
The results of the search in Nadvotsky's mansion, located on a plot of 35 acres, are not reported. However, cash funds in the amount of 1 billion rubles were discovered on the suspect's bank accounts, which the investigation plans to impose a security arrest.
Investigators of the ICR and the officers of the regional FSB and the State Security Service of the MIA, who carry out operative support in the case, conduct investigative and operational measures aimed at establishing other facts of the illegal activities of the accused. It is possible that Nadvotsky and Grechishkin were involved in other criminal episodes.
An inspection was appointed by the head of the State Department of the MIA of Russia in the Altai region, Andrey Podolyany, with respect of the 46-year-old Nadvotsky, who headed the Regional Economic Crimes Department, and then Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department since 2006. If the colonel’s guilt is established, he will be dismissed from the internal affairs bodies for negative reasons and prosecuted.
Every big Russian city has ‘untouchable' people who are beyond the reach of the law enforcement authorities – generals, judges, mayors, etc. Despite overwhelming evidence sufficient to prosecute them, such persons cannot be busted without authorization from the federal center. There is also another type of corrupt officials: their deeds are well-known – but these people are so generous, hospitable, and understanding that no one is willing to arrest them.