The court arrested the ex-investigator in absentia in the case of a bribe in bitcoins

The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested in absentia the former deputy head of the investigative department of the Russian Investigative Committee for the Tverskoy district, Dmitry Gubin, in the case of receiving a bribe on an especially large scale, reported press service of the Moscow courts.

“By the decision of the Basmanny District Court of Moscow, a preventive measure was chosen for Dmitry Yuryevich Gubin in the form of detention for a period of two months from the moment of his extradition or from the moment of his detention on the territory of the Russian Federation,” the message says.

The press service explained that we are talking about a criminal case initiated on the fact that the ex-head of the investigative department in the Tverskoy district of Moscow, Marat Tambiev, received through an intermediary a bribe on an especially large scale for performing actions in favor of the bribe-giver. Gubin was charged under Part 6 of Art. 290 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (receiving a bribe on an especially large scale) and Part 1 of Art. 286 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (exceeding official powers).

June 19 Nikulinsky District Court of Moscow collected from Tambiev 1032 bitcoins (more than 1.6 billion rubles). He was accused of receiving a bribe from hackers; the Prosecutor General’s Office insisted on collecting cryptocurrency from the state.

According to the investigation, in 2022, Tambiev led an investigation into the case of the hacker group Infraud Organization. He was working on a criminal case against hackers Mark and Konstantin Bergman and Kirill Samokutyaevsky. A bribe in the form of bitcoins was expected for failure to seize the hackers’ assets. But the accused complained about him to the FSB, and the investigator was detained on charges of bribery. A criminal case was initiated against the former investigator under Part 6 of Art. 290 (receiving a bribe on an especially large scale).

As TASS notes with reference to the case materials, the amount of the bribe, according to the investigation, amounted to 7.3 billion rubles. Tambiev acted together with Gubin and another former investigator of this department, Kristina Lyakhovenko, through the mediation of one of the lawyers and computer technology specialist V.N. Tislenko. Lyakhovenko was detained and arrested until November 2.

The criminal case against the hackers was dropped, they received suspended sentences for illegal circulation of payment funds. It was clarified that they made a deal with the investigation and admitted guilt.

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