The head of the economic crime Department of the Azov detained for the protection of underground casinos

© Fotolia / EMPACK money. Archival photoThe head of the economic crime Department of the Azov detained for the protection of underground casinos© Fotolia / SemA

Head of Department of management of economic safety and counteraction of corruption on the sea of Azov, Bataysk and Azov Kagal’nitskiy and the districts of the Rostov region are detained for the protection of an underground gambling business, told RIA Novosti source in law enforcement bodies.

«According to investigators, he received over two years at 70 Grand a week from owners of illegal gambling establishments, the total amount of bribes amounted to 7.2 million rubles,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

In a press-service GU MVD in the region said that the accused is dismissed «in connection with the Commission of the offense discrediting honor of the employee of internal Affairs bodies».

Against him opened a criminal case under article «receiving a bribe in especially large size». The former chief faces up to 15 years of imprisonment.

The police added that the fact of bribery have been detected by their own security staff, together with representatives of FSB in the region.

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