MOSCOW, December 7 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) – A criminal case has been launched against lieutenant colonel Alexander Sorokin, a high-ranking investigator, who is suspected of receiving a $50,000 bribe, the Investigative Committee reported on Wednesday.

Investigators claim that Sorokin received a bribe from a lawyer as a bribe for manipulating a criminal case he was working on.

Sorokin was arrested, case against him is to be investigated by Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee.