Former policeman imprisoned for taking bribe for patronage of brothel
According to the investigation, the convict received almost $ 75,000.
The Moscow District Court of St. Petersburg sentenced lawyer and former police officer Andrey Pavlov to three years in a penal colony for 4.9 million rubles ($ 73,200) received for promising to cover two city brothels. According to the investigation, the defendant did not have such powers, therefore the bribe was regarded as fraud, the joint press service of the St. Petersburg courts reported.
According to investigators, Pavlov promised to the owner of the brothels on the Moskovsky Prospect 204 and Serpukhovskaya Street 1 to warn about the upcoming checks, as well as protect from court by other means for monthly payments of 70,000 ($ 1000). The policeman was receiving the money from 2011 to 2016, and in 2017 he left the MIA to became a lawyer.
The ex-police officer pleaded guilty and gave the money back to the victim, the owner of the brothels by the name of Boikova. In 2017, the latter was sentenced to two years of probation for two episodes of prostitution organization.
Seventeen Russian Governors are facing criminal prosecution for bribe-taking. The rest of them may be jailed any time for exceedance of official powers. At least, Nezygar (@russica2) Telegram channel claims so citing an unidentified source in the law enforcement structures. However, according to that source, it is currently prohibited to prosecute top-level officials. In 2018, the operatives had only searched offices of Vice Governors or Deputy Ministers – not their bosses. The CrimeRussia found out what supreme functionaries are on the hook of the law enforcement authorities and may be immediately indicted if the President orders so.