Former Russian Interior ministry investigator accused over USD 500,000 bribe
The investigation into a former Russian interior ministry official, who is accused of receiving a USD 500,000 bribe from Intertrans LLC in 2013, has been completed and passed to the court May 8, the Russian daily media Rossiyskaya Gazeta wrote.
“The former head of International Cooperation department of the Russian Interior ministry, Aleksandr K., who reportedly was supposed to receive a bribe of USD 500,000 from Intertrans LLC for a protection from a corruption check into the company to be implemented by his colleagues, was accused in fraud, and the case was sent to the Tverskoy Moscow court on May 8,” according to Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
Aleksandr K. was caught on receiving the first part of the bribe on July 18, 2013. Reportedly, Intertrans LLC director handed USD 150,000 to a Aleksandr K.’s mediator, who he used during the operation. After the money reached Aleksandr K., he was arrested by the Federal Security Service in a Moscow cafe.
Aleksandr K., the son of a well-known businessman from the Kuban region, worked as a plenipotentiary representative of the Russian president in the South federal district in the early 2000s. He was responsible for issues in the economics, financial and social spheres.