A Russian felony investigator has come below fireplace for allegedly abusing her authority when she reportedly turned infatuated with a person accused of stealing money from a sufferer’s checking account, at the same time as she investigated his crimes.
Local media reported on Thursday that Madina Shukenova, a 24-year-old detective just a few years out of the academy, had fallen head over heels with one Mikhail Serbin, a suspect in a monetary theft case. Her purported love curiosity was mentioned to have waltzed into her life unannounced when his case file was placed on the younger official’s desk within the Siberian metropolis of Omsk.
Serbin evidently proved irresistible whereas he was awaiting trial on bail. Hopes of a romantic getaway, nonetheless, would’ve been dashed because the alleged thief was grounded by a travel ban imposed on him by the court docket as a preventative measure. Despite that, emotions blossomed between the pair after Shukenova was tasked with trying into him earlier this yr.
The affair solely got here to mild when Serbin was busted final month whereas driving to Shukenova’s home in a automobile she had gifted him. Omsk’s police press service is quoted by native media as admitting the detective had entered an off-duty relationship with the 22-year-old suspect. She didn’t notify the division or request to be transferred off of his case.
If Shukenova, who graduated from the Omsk Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in 2019, is discovered responsible of abusing her position, she will probably be dismissed from her job. Senior employees in her staff might additionally face disciplinary motion for letting the romance go undetected.
The occasion follows within the footsteps of investigator Natalia Vorontsova, who developed emotions of affection for notorious felony Sergey Maduev within the 1990s. Her lover dedicated a string of robberies, thefts and murders, and Vorontsova later gave the recidivist a pistol whereas he was in jail.
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