St. Petersburg CID deputy head under house arrest for attempt to sell travel restrictions for $10 thousand
Mikhail Eremin is charged with attempted fraud.
The Petrogradsky District Court of St. Petersburg placed the Deputy Head of the Criminal Investigation Department of Petrogradsky district, Mikhail Yeremin, under house arrest, the website of the joint press service of the courts of the city reads.
According to the investigation, the police officer made an attempt to commit Swindling on an especially large scale (part 3 of Art. 30, part 3 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
In particular, the police officer offered one of the defendants, whose case was run by his department, to pay him 700 thousand rubles ($10 thousand) for a lenient preventive measure - written undertaking not to leave. The man was accused of Swindling (part 3 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code).
The person involved in the case took the deal, but at the same time appealed to the security forces. As a result, in the courtyard of house 28 on Kuybyshev Street the Deputy Head was detained by the staff of the local FSB department when fake 700 rubles ($10 thousand) were handed over to the accused. According to the press service, Eremin wrote a confession.
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