Traffic police officer joins case of ‘oilnappers OCC’
Earlier, three police officers were detained as part of the high-profile investigation. The crime community included a total of 16 people.
The fourth law enforcement officer, involved in the case of creation of an OCC under Art. 210 of the Russian Criminal Code by Head of the Kirishy MIA department in the Leningrad region Dmitry Timchenko with a view to steal fuel from Kinef LLC plant, is employee of the State Road Safety Inspectorate in the Kirishy district Igor Rumyantsev.
According to 47News, Rumyantsev was not detained and arrested like other defendants, but invited in for a word with the investigator. The publication notes that Rumyantsev had long worked for traffic police and enjoyed unquestioned authority among his colleagues.
It is noteworthy that his fellow workers did notive the confrontation between him and Head of MIA department Timchenko, suspected of OCC leadership. Yesterday, the Primorsky Distrcit Court upheld Timchenko's 10-day detention, during which he is to be charged. THe court has arrested 12 ofther defendants in the high-profile for 2 months.
All of them are suspected of part 1, 2, and 3 of Art. 210 of the Russian Criminal Code (Creation of a criminal community and participation therein, committed by a person through his/her official position) and items a and b part 4 of Art. 158 of the Russian Criminal Code (Theft committed by an organized group on an especially large scale).
According to the investigation, the crime group would steal oil products for several months, using a number of complex schemes for this – cutting into oil pipelines and using vehicle-doubles, disguised as Kinef plant's service cars. The law enforcers involved in the OCC would provide cover to the group, enabling its participants to commit crimes with impunity.
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