Court to hear $10 mln fraud case of high-ranking police officer
MOSCOW, September 30 - RAPSI. A court will consider the case of police general Alexander Bokov, who is accused of a $10 million fraud, on Friday, the court told the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) on Friday.
Alexander Bokov used to hold the post of director of an anti-corruption police department for the Commonwealth of Independent States. He has been accused of stealing almost $10 million from an entrepreneur. He was dismissed after investigators spread information about his involvement in the crime.
Investigators said Bokov decided to steal money after he found out that an entrepreneur intended to purchase the Volga Oil Tanker Shipping company.
Bokov told the entrepreneur that he could help him purchase a shipping company for a handsome "gratitude" for his help.
Bokov faces up to ten years in prison. Both he and his accomplices are in custody.
The hearings on Bokov's case have been postponed twice already, due to the defendants' poor health condition.
Bokov's attorney said at the previous hearing that he was going to attend the hearing and prove his innocence.