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Russian YouTube Whistleblower Arrested on Fraud Charges

The Russian cop who went on YouTube and alleged rampant corruption throughout the police force has been arrested on fraud charges today, according to the Associated Press. We first reported on his story in November, when the videos first appears, and then again in December when the fraud charges were filed against him.

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.

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