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Cop Held in $250,000 Bribe

A police captain was detained in Moscow for extorting $250,000 from an unidentified businessman whose goods were seized at Domodedovo Airport on fabricated smuggling charges, Interfax reported Friday.

The officer, Sergei Rudnev, 31, was detained when accepting the money. Rudnev admitted to extorting the bribe and identified other policemen involved in the case, the Investigative Committee said, without elaborating.

Rudnev faces up to 12 years in prison if convicted on corruption charges.


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