Former police officer of the Department of Economic Crime of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Chuvashia stole 5 million from a gambling dealer

A criminal case was transferred to the Cheboksary District Court under articles for fraud on an especially large scale and attempted fraud (part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, as well as part 3 of article 30 and article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) against a former employee of the combat unit with economic crimes of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Chuvashia.

Yevgenia Kuznetsova, senior assistant to the head of the Investigative Committee of the ICR for Chuvashia, told Kommersant about the transfer of the case to the court. At the same time, Mrs. Kuznetsova did not disclose the name, rank and position of the accused ex-police officer.

According to the investigation, in the period from July 2021 to March 2022, the accused, who previously served as a policeman, offered his friend, who is engaged in illegal gambling business in Chuvashia and who knows that he is an ex-police officer, to supply him with an operational-search information about his former police department’s illegal gambling activities. He explained to a friend that the money received from him would allegedly go to two heads of the police department.

The acquaintance agreed to the proposal, as a result, the accused began to receive monthly from him for the transmitted disinformation from 150 thousand to 600 thousand rubles. In total, the defendant fraudulently stole more than 3 million rubles from a gambling dealer in 8 months, according to investigators.

In addition, in April 2022, the defendant learned that law enforcement agencies had opened a criminal case against his acquaintance for organizing an illegal gambling business, and offered him 10 million rubles, allegedly intended for transfer to one of the heads of the law enforcement department, to release the gambling dealer from criminal prosecution.

In reality, the accused, according to the prosecution, had no connections in that law enforcement agency, but decided to simply fraudulently embezzle money. On April 29, 2022, when he received part of the reward of 2 million rubles, he was detained by the FSB officers for Chuvashia.

As Alexei Yakushevich, senior assistant for interaction with the media at the prosecutor of Chuvashia, told Kommersant, the defendant pleaded guilty following the results of the investigation.


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Oleg Yeruslanov, Cheboksary

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