Prosecutors approve indictment for Russia’s top anti-corruption official
MOSCOW, December 31 (RAPSI) – Prosecutors have approved indictment in the case on abuse of power against Denis Sugrobov, former head of the Interior Ministry’s Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department, Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office announced on Thursday.
The investigation has been completed. In November, the Moscow City Court extended the detention of Sugrobov until February 14.
The case has been forwarded to the Moscow City Court for hearing on the merits. The date of the first hearing has not been scheduled yet.
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 ($4.1 million).
Sugrobov, 39, is one of the youngest police generals. Kolesnikov was 36 when he was promoted to general.