Traffic policemen, engaged in extortion while being on holiday, are convicted

Traffic policemen, engaged in extortion while being on holiday, are convicted

On Friday, the Kalinin District Court of St. Petersburg sent the former traffic policemen to the colony for extortion while being on holiday.

The Kalinin District Court of St. Petersburg condemned two former employees of traffic police Aleksandr Donets and Roman Uchaev to six years of imprisonment for “earning extra money” during the vacation, using service clothing and vehicle. According to the Prosecutor’s Office, the policemen extorted money from passing drivers.

According to the criminal case, Donets and Uchaev extorted money from drivers while being on holiday, using service clothing and vehicle. They conducted standard procedures, such as document check, sobriety test, and so on. However, the sobriety test device was defective and permanently showed a positive result. The drivers bribed off the traffic policemen with different amounts from 5 to 100 thousand rubles.

Former policemen did not admit their guilt. 

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