Russia’s top anti-corruption official charged with abuse of power to stay in jail
MOSCOW, August 7 (RAPSI, Alexei Afonsky) – The Moscow City Court on Friday extended until December 14 the detention of Denis Sugrobov, former head of the Interior Ministry’s Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department who was charged with abuse of power, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.
According to lawyer Eduard Isetsky, pretrial investigation into the case against Sugrobov has been completed. Investigators have brought 21 charges against him.
According to investigators, Sugrobov and his deputy Boris Kolesnikov tried to provoke a Federal Security Service (FSB) officer by offering him $10,000 a month for his protection. Sugrobov was charged with organizing a criminal group, abuse of power and bribery last May.
Kolesnikov was arrested in February 2014. In June, he jumped out of a window during questioning at the Investigative Committee in June. Later the Basmanny District Court said no evidence was found of assisted suicide.
In late August, Moscow’s Basmanny District Court seized assets owned by Sugrobov and Kolesnikov, which have been reportedly estimated at over 300 million rubles ($4.7 million).
Sugrobov, 38, is one of the youngest police generals. Kolesnikov was 36 when he was promoted to general.