Top official of Penitentiary Service, his deputy detained in corruption probe
MOSCOW, November 3 (RAPSI, Oleg Sivozhelezov) – Moscow's Khamovnichesky District Court ordered Yevgeny Verbetsky, chief of Moscow Probation Department at Federal Penitentiary Service, and his deputy Roman Klimenko to be detained on suspicion of corruption, RAPSI reports from the courtroom on Thursday.
Verbetsky and Klimenko to stay in jail until January 2, 2017.
Investigators claim that Verbetsky and Klimenko conspired to get a bribe from their colleague promising him patronage and comprehensive help with his career.
Both men were arrested on November 1 when receiving an undisclosed sum in central Moscow.
Verbetsky pleaded guilty. He asked the court to place him under house arrest. Verbetsky's lawyer told the court about his underaged daughter and ill mother who resides in Ukraine. Besides, Verbetsky himself has serious health problems, including diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, suffering a head injury, according to his lawyer.