Samara Deputy Interior Minister accused of receiving millions in bribes from criminals

Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation: Deputy Head of the Russian Interior Ministry Directorate for Samara was charged with corruption

The Deputy Head of the Russian Interior Ministry Directorate for Samara was charged with corruption. This was reported to “” in the regional department of the Investigative Committee of Russia.

According to the investigation, he entered into an agreement with the leaders of the organized criminal group “Zakonovskie”. In March 2011, the deputy head of the Samara Ministry of Internal Affairs met with them in one of the city's restaurants and promised his patronage. For this, the accused demanded 150 thousand rubles a month and a VAZ-212140.

From April 2011 to August 2017, the accused systematically received bribes in the amount of 150 to 400 thousand rubles for helping members of the organized criminal group. The total amount of illegal remuneration exceeded 22 million rubles.

Based on the materials of the FSB, a case was opened against a high-ranking policeman under part 6 of Article 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Taking a bribe on an especially large scale”).

Earlier An officer of the Russian Guard has already been convicted for protecting this group.

The Zakonovskie criminal group was created in the 1990s by the criminal authority Alexander Zakonov. She controlled the Kirov clothing market, the largest in the Samara region. In December 2004, Zakonov was shot dead during a card game in a private apartment, after which the personal guard of the deceased, Aleksey Ryzhov, became the new leader of the organized criminal group.

After Ryzhov's death in 2016, the Zakonovskys were headed by Sergei Gafurov, who in July 2018 years convicted of organizing a contract murder.



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