Yekaterinburg: FSB arrests military investigator for solicitation of bribe
The suspect is under investigation.
Employees of the Yekaterinburg FSB Department arrested military investigator Mikhail Markov on suspicion of soliciting a 100,000-ruble bribe from a sergeant serving at a military base, according to Ura.ru's source.
The investigator was arrested red-handed when taking a portion of the bribe from the sergeant, namely 40,000 rubles, according to Ura.ru. The Russian Military Prosecutor’s Office and Central Military District Military Office of Investigations have instituted an inspection. They will soon decide whether to open a criminal case or not.
Markov blackmailed the sergeant for alleged drug trafficking. He wanted 100,000 rubles in exchange for not opening a criminal case. However, the sergeant contacted the Military Prosecutor’s Office. The Office and FSB employees devised and carried out an operation aimed at catching the investigator red-handed.
The Russian Military Prosecutor’s Office’s Office of Public Affairs and Central Military District Military Office have refrained from comments.
It concerns entrepreneur Dmitry Motorin, Boris Usherovich, a co-owner of the Group of Companies 1520, and Novoe Vremya board member, Ivan Stankevich. Motorin is accused of giving a bribe on an especially large scale, and Stankevich and Usherovich are charged with bribe-taking.
This week, the judicial debates in the trial of Vladimir Barsukov-Kumarin charged with creation of Tambovskie organized criminal group have been finished in the Kuibyshevsky District Court of St. Petersburg. If the court upholds the stance of the state prosecution, the once-influential criminal ‘authority’ may be convicted to almost 25 years behind bars. In reality, this translates into a life term for the legend of criminal St. Petersburg.