According to the AP report, Russian courts sanctioned his arrest today on charges of embezzling $800 while working as a narcotics officer.
Alexei Dymovsky first put his message on YouTube in early November of last year, in three separate videos, and quickly gained notoriety. The videos were viewed over 700,000 times within days of posting. In the YouTube videos, he accused superior officers falsifying reports for unsolved crimes and said he was promised a promotion to jail an innocent person.
Take a look for yourself at one of his videos here:
While Dymovsky has been arrested, we can only wonder if his YouTube popularity might save him from disappearing into a gulag on the outskirts of Siberia.