A colleague of an investigator caught in a Bitcoin bribe was arrested in Moscow


The Basmanny Court of Moscow, as part of a criminal case on the fact that ex-investigator Marat Tambiev received a bribe from members of the hacker group Infraud Organization, arrested his former subordinate Kristina Lyakhovenko. TASS reports this.

Before her arrest, Lyakhovenko held the position of senior investigator of the investigative department for the Tverskoy district of the Moscow headquarters of the Investigative Committee.

She was accused of accepting a bribe, exceeding official authority and falsifying evidence.

According to investigators, Lyakhovenko “did not take measures to confiscate cryptocurrency from the accused in one of the criminal cases.”

The ex-investigator will be in custody until November 10.

Let us remind you that Marat Tambiev is accused of receiving a bribe from Infraud Organization hackers for not seizing their assets.

According to media reports, at the time of their arrest, the cybercriminals provided access to ten crypto wallets, which received revenue from their activities in the amount of 2064 BTC in December 2021. Subsequently, all assets were withdrawn from the wallets.

According to the testimony of one of the group members, Mark Bergman, the real amount of the bribe requested by Tambiev was 2718.6 BTC. However, the charges presented to the investigator only indicate 1032.1 BTC. Later, the court seized exactly the same number of coins from Tambiev.

Earlier, lawyers pointed out multiple inconsistencies in the handwriting examination of the notes found on the defendant’s computer.

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