FSB caught Saratov lawyer receiving $77 thousand
A video of catching a lawyer red-handed was published.
Saratov saw a criminal case of Swindling on an especially large scale (part 3 of Art. 30, part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) being initiated against two lawyers. FSB officers caught one of them in the act.
Thus, according to investigators, in the period from March 1 to March 4, 2019, lawyers turned to a representative of a company that was suspected of conducting fraudulent operations. For 5 million rubles ($77.5 thousand), lawyers promised to close the criminal case, although they could not really influence the investigation. In addition, the lawyers asked for 100 thousand rubles ($1.5 thousand) for representation and transportation costs.
March 15, 2019, a company representative handed over 100 thousand rubles ($1.5 thousand) to the fraudsters. After that, he realized that the demands of the lawyers were illegal, and went to the police.
On April 4, 2019, under the guise of an intermediary, one of the security forces handed over 5 million rubles (77.5 thousand) to one of the lawyers. After receiving the bribe, a woman was detained.
News agency Versiya-Saratov pens, citing sources, that lawyer Alla Lysenko was detained. It is known that the woman is a member of the bar association of Mescheryakov and Partners law firm. She has been working as a lawyer for 29 years, specializing in criminal cases. The search for her accomplice is ongoing.
General’s son Mikhail Sal’nikov, Professor of the Department of Theory of Government and Law at the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Russian Federation, has been detained for real estate fraud. Amid other corruption crimes hitting the headlines, this offense does not seem a high-profile one. But the point is that this is not the first criminal case instituted against professor Sal’nikov, and he is not the only relative of MIA general Viktor Sal’nikov having problems with the law.