Court lifts sentence of police officer condemned for taking bribe from Aslan Gagiev
Vadim Shavlokhov’s case has been sent for further consideration.
Moscow city court ordered to life a sentence of Vadim Shavlokhov condemned for taking a bribe from members of Aslan Gagiev’s criminal gang, reports TASS with reference to a lawyer Andrey Mishonov.
In his words, the guilty verdict (9 years in a strict regime colony) towards the colonel was cancelled. The case was sent for further consideration. Mishonov specified that his client is serving his sentence and is going to be convoyed from the colony to Moscow.
It had earlier been reported that the employee of the central office of the criminal investigation department of Russia’s MIA Vadim Shavlokhov was condemned for taking a bribe worth of $100 thousand from members of Aslan Gagiev’s criminal gang. For this money, in 2013, Shavlokhov allowed a lawyer Arsen Gabaloev to take a picture of a letter of then-head of MIA in the North Osetia Artur Akhmetkhanov addressed to the Minister of Interior of the Russian Federation Artur Kolokoltsev. The letter told about the gang of killers of Aslan Gagiev accused of murders of 60 people.
General’s son Mikhail Sal’nikov, Professor of the Department of Theory of Government and Law at the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Russian Federation, has been detained for real estate fraud. Amid other corruption crimes hitting the headlines, this offense does not seem a high-profile one. But the point is that this is not the first criminal case instituted against professor Sal’nikov, and he is not the only relative of MIA general Viktor Sal’nikov having problems with the law.