Khabarovsk region: ex-investigators extorted 3 mln rubles from businessman for alleged evidence elimination
Two former employees of the investigative authorities and the lawyer are sentenced to 4 years in prison for swindling.
The Industrial District Court of Khabarovsk convicted two former investigators Alexander Prosvetov, Evgeny Enyutin and the lawyer Alexei Solomin under Swindling (Art. 30, Art. 159 of the Criminal Code). They are sentenced to 4 years in prison.
The lawyer and two former employees of the investigating authorities persuaded the owner of a Khabarovsk company that the regional police gathered evidences against the businessman. Note that one of the ex-investigators worked as a lawyer in the organization of the victim. Criminals told the director of the company that law enforcement officers allegedly suspected him of a crime under article Unlawful Establishment of a Legal Entity. Prosvetov, Enyutin and Solomin asked the businessman to pay them 3 million rubles, which they subsequently had to transfer to the police officer for the elimination of nonexistent evidence. The businessman suspecting something wrong turned to law enforcement officers. Swindlers were caught red-handed by security officers during the receiving money from the head of the company.
The Prosecutor's Office of the Khabarovsk region does not disclose details on the identity of the victim and the defendants in the case. However, Kommersant found out that Alexander Prosvetov is the former employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Khabarovsk region. Evgeny Enyutin, who also worked in the investigation, represented the interests of the Khabarovsk PSC Rapier as a lawyer since 2015. According to SPARK-Interfax, the company is headed by Alexander Kulikovsky. Perhaps, Kulikovsky is the victim in the case. With regard to another person involved in the case, Alexei Solomin, it is known that he has been the lawyer since 2012 (in current year the status is suspended), according to the Chamber of Attorneys in the Khabarovsk region. According to the Bar Attorney-DV, Solomin began his career in the police, first, in the district Department of Khabarovsk Internal Affairs and then in the regional Department of Khabarovsk Internal Affairs; he served as an investigator in 2007-2012.
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