Investigation completed on Aleksandr Soshnikov’s high-profile case
The former Chief of the Investigative Department of the Internal Affairs Directorate in the Northwestern FD has pleaded guilty.
The Khoroshevsky interdistrict department of the ICR Main Investigative Department in Moscow has completed the investigation of the case regarding Aleksandr Soshnikov, the ex-Chief of the Investigative Department of the Internal Affairs Directorate in the Northwestern FD, Rosbalt wrote.
According to the source, the police colonel has been charged with Attempted Swindling (part 3 of Art. 30 and part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code).
Since Aleksandr Soshnikov had pleaded guilty, if the Prosecutor's Office confirms the indictment, the case will be tried under the special procedure.
As we reported before, Aleksandr Soshnikov, 45 was detained by the Moscow Bureau of Internal Affairs in September 2016 after receiving a 3-million-ruble bribe. In return, Soshnikov promised to help Andrey Kuchma, the co-owner of a Renault dealership, to avoid troubles with the law. The businessman was a witness in a fraud case with a possibility to become one of the accused.
The investigation also found that there was no way Soshnikov could actually affect the criminal investigation since back on December 22, 2015 he was dismissed from his post of the Chief of the Investigative Department, and a few days before he submitted an application for retirement. Therefore, the former policeman had intended to merely take the money without actually keeping his promise.
ICR checks into Federal Penitentiary Service officers covering up criminal search dept head’s son in drug investigation
Ishimbay (Republic of Bashkortostan) Deputy Police Chief’s son got away with a major drug offence, as the CrimeRussia reported earlier. 4 of his buddies are facing major prison sentences. However, the committee turned its attention to the story once more.
Dissident Alexey Navalny’s brother Oleg Navalny, convicted in the Yves Rocher case, has reported about the Narishkino village correctional camp No. 5 (IK-5) inmates slitting their wrists. The message was published on his Facebook page. Oleg Navalny is serving his sentence in IK-5.
Minister of Investments, Land and Property Relations of the Nizhny Novgorod region Ekaterina Pivovarova has held out scandal for nearly a year. But after the resignation of Governor Valery Shantsev, the chances of his protégés, who have been in control of the region, to become involved in criminal cases or at least prosecutorial inspections have increased significantly. A vivid example of this is the situation around Pivovarova, suspected by journalists in the ownership of stakes in the authorized capital of two commercial organizations.
In mid-August, the mother of the Chechen singer Zelimkhan Bakaev told the police that her son had left the house on August 8 and never returned. Later, Bakaev's friends said that the young man was detained in the center of Grozny by Terek special rapid reaction unit.
At a parliamentary session of the Krasnoyarsk region, Head of the regional legislative assembly's Committee on Culture and Education Lyudmila Magomedova told deputy Ivan Serebryakov to mind his language.