Moscow region: Policeman impersonates FSB officer, threatens businessman with prosecution
The officer and two accessories of his have been arrested and charged with swindling.
The officer and two accessories of his illegally arrested an entrepreneur and extorted 4 million rubles ($69.5 thousand) from him.
The Moscow Region police officer was arrested for swindling. He impersonated a Russian FSB officer, arrested the local entrepreneur, threatened him with criminal prosecution, and extorted 4 million rubles from him, according to investigators, as quoted by the Russian Investigative Committee Moscow Region Department Office of Public Affairs.
The 39-year old senior criminal investigator of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Nakhabinsky District Police Department of the Krasnogorsk District Department the Russian MIA is facing dismissal now.
The offenders were arrested when taking a portion of the ransom (1 million rubles = $17.3 thousand) on the evening of the August 30. They pleaded not guilty.
A criminal case was opened against the officer and 2 accessories of his for violation of article 159, part 4 (Swindling Committed by an Organized Group on an Especially Large Scale) of the Russian Criminal Code.
Unnecessary witness. Death of penitentiary service lieutenant colonel Viktor Shevchenko: Suicide or murder?
Two events occurred in close succession in the Irkutsk region. On February 11, 2018, it became known that major general Anatoly Kilanov, Head of the Regional Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, was removed from office. The main suspect in an anti-corruption inquest carried out in late 2017, Kilanov was accused of extorting ‘levies’ from his subordinates. On February 12, 2018, Viktor Shevchenko, his deputy for service support, was found hanged. The investigation is currently explaining this suicide by a family quarrel. Has the lieutenant colonel really taken his own life? Or was it a disguised murder? And if so, who could be interested in it?