As reported by the Investigation Committee of Russia, the former senior detective of the Police's Economic Crimes Department is to appear in court for attempted fraud. The former policeman had information about possible tax evasion and embezzlement of budget funds by a company. The official misled the company's CEO by telling him that criminal proceedings had been commenced against him. The officer suggested that the CEO should pay him a bribe of RUB 8 million (about US$ 250,000) to discontinue the supposedly commenced proceedings. As soon as the officer received the cash he was arrested by the Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB).
The officer may be sentenced for up to 6 years' imprisonment for the attempted fraud.