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Corrupt Cop Released

The Supreme Court overturned a six-year prison sentence for police offer who pleaded guilty to helping superiors extort a $4 million bribe from a businessman and freed him on a three-year suspended sentence, Interfax reported Thursday.

Grigory Domovets, deputy department head at the Moscow transportation investigation branch of the Investigative Committee, was jailed in November despite prosecutors’ request for a suspended sentence because he had testified against other suspects in the case. The Supreme Court overturned the Moscow City Court’s ruling on appeal.


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