Vladivostok: Bosses of fighter against corruption to be held responsible
The law enforcer himself will be dismissed. He is charged with taking bribes from representatives of an illegal gambling business in the region.
In Vladivostok, an employee of the Department of Economic Security and Combatting Corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for the region will be dismissed after service check. In addition, a criminal case of a bribe has been initiated against the police officer; according to the investigation, he had received it from the owners of an illegal casino. The direct management of the gambling business 'protector' will be brought to disciplinary responsibility.
According to the regional Investigative Committee, the economic security employee received a bribe of about 120 thousand rubles ($2,000). In exchange for this amount, the police officer would turn a blind eye to the gambling organization's violations in the field of legislation.
Earlier in Vladivostok, participants of a criminal group engaged in organizing and conducting gambling were detained.
On September 21, kingpin Vladimir Vagin, aka Vagon, hanged himself. Two years earlier another thief in law Max Pioner also committed suicide. Vagon's lawyer does not believe in the version of suicide and intends to apply for a forensic medical examination.