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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:14 AM

Some of Putin's Top Cops Are Mobsters. Even KGB Vets Are Ashamed.

MOSCOW—Crime scandals involving Russia’s most powerful law enforcement agency have rocked this capital, exposing some phenomenal corruption at the heart of President Vladimir Putin’s power structure. Ranking officers of the Federal Security Service, known as the FSB, are allegedly involved, as are members of some of its most elite units.

In April, authorities arrested three officials from the FSB’s Department K, which deals with economic crimes and financial counterintelligence. Kirill Cherkalin, the former head of the unit, and Andrey Vasilyev and Dmitry Frolov, his associates, were jailed on suspicion they took huge bribes from banks and other commerce they were supposed to supervise. A video purported to show the equivalent of $185.5 million being hauled out of Cherkalin’s residence. The initial charge against him involved a single bribe worth $850,000.

One might think those arrests made by the internal affairs division of the FSB would make other criminals in the security force lie low. But no. Others were allegedly robbing banks.

Last week RBC, one of Russia’s most respected newspapers, reported the arrests of four FSB agents from the Alfa and Vympel special forces units, and two more from Department K. The number has since grown to 15 suspects, according to press reports. But the FSB has confirmed only two arrests.

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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:16 AM

1. Trump's ideal form of government

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:31 AM

2. KGB or mobsters? Tough decision.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 06:02 PM

4. Try this

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:45 AM

3. Putin has been doing it here in the US, too. Trump is his tool and the GOP is his vehicle

Mitch McConnell is the getaway driver.

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Response to blm (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 06:03 PM

5. Putin is just a tool also.

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