The chief of the Pskov fire department forced subordinates to pay “tribute”

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The head of one of the fire departments located in the Pskov region forced his subordinates to pay him a “tribute”. As MK in Pskov was told in the Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia in the Pskov Region, when the circumstances were revealed, the head was detained, he was accused of abuse of office.

Specialists of the Department for Investigation of Particularly Important Cases of the SUSK RF established that the head of the 27th fire and rescue unit of the Federal State Institution “1st Detachment of the Federal Fire Service in the Pskov Region” demanded that his subordinates transfer part of the bonus to him based on the results of work for 2019. Those who refuse, he threatened with “sudden” difficulties in the service. Firefighters collected 63.5 thousand rubles for the head.

The accused boss spent the money received on himself.

His crime became known only in the middle of 2020. Investigators conducted over 10 searches, examined the apartment, office and the extortionist’s car.

On August 10 of this year, the chief of the fire department was detained.

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