Samara region prosecutor arrested for bribing OCG
Andrey Pavlov was detained red-handed the other day when receiving 750 thousand rubles ($12.6 thousand) from Zakonovskie OCG.
In the Samara region, the court sent Prosecutor of the Bezenchuksky district Andrey Pavlov – detained red-handed by FSB officers yesterday – to a pre-trial detention center until February 8.
Yesterday, the media citing sources reported that the Samara guardian of the law would receive 750 thousand rubles a month from an influential crime group Zakanovskie. The prosecutor took the money for “general protection.” According to one version, Pavlov was detained when receiving this amount.
The FSB and the Prosecutor General’s Office have yet to comment on this information, only confirming the detention. In addition, power structures have denied the detainee’s kinship with Deputy Prosecutor of the Samara region Aleksey Pavlov.
As previously reported by the CrimeRussia, according to a source in the law enforcement bodies, the prosecutor had been under cultivation for about four months. An employee of the MIA Anti-Corruption Department in the Samara region Vadim Neshchadimov, which came to the attention of law enforcement officers after the arrest of entrepreneur Sergey Gafurov accused of creation of a criminal community in the Samara region, may also be involved in the crime.
Gafurov, also known as Gafur, is considered one of the founders of Zakonovskie OCG. He was detained by law enforcers when preparing the murder of another member of the organized crime group, Vladimir Izumrudov, in August 2017.
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