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Detention of Russia’s top anti-corruption official charged with abuse of power extended

16:40 24/11/2015

MOSCOW, November 24 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court has extended until February 14 the detention of of Denis Sugrobov, former head of the Interior Ministry’s Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department who was charged with abuse of power, the court’s press service told RAPSI on Tuesday.

The investigation has been completed. The case materials will be soon forwarded to court for hearing on the merits.

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 ($4.6 million).

Sugrobov, 38, is one of the youngest police generals. Kolesnikov was 36 when he was promoted to general.

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Detention of Russia’s top anti-corruption official charged with abuse of power extended

16:40 24/11/2015 The Moscow City Court has extended until February 14 the detention of of Denis Sugrobov, former head of the Interior Ministry’s Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department who was charged with abuse of power.
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