Ex-Head of the Department for Interagency Cooperation and Internal Security Mikhail Maksimenko has faced a new charge of bribe-taking, TASS reports referring to its sources in law enforcement bodies. According to the investigation, the colonel extorted a 1.5-million-ruble ($22.605) Jeep Wrangler from the construction business owner Dmitry Smychkovsky in exchange for facilitation of termination of the investigation in respect of a construction firm associated with the businessman.
It is reported that Maksimenko disagrees with the new charges brought against him. He also denied his involvement in other bribes, including from thief in law Shakro Molodoy’s people. Dmitry Smychkovsky has been hiding from the investigation for more than a year now; he is on the international wanted list. According to the investigation, the businessman is in London.
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