Russian Interior Ministry General appeals detention in bribery case
MOSCOW, March 10 (RAPSI, Lyudmila Klenko) – Former Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Interior Ministry’s internal troops (currently, Russian National Guard), Lieutenant General Vyacheslav Varchuk, has filed an appeal against a court decision to place him in detention, the Moscow Garrison Military Court’s press service told RAPSI on Friday.
According to media reports, Varchuk has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a bribery case. Later, he was put in detention. The court also ordered detention of his alleged accomplice Alexander Kostin.
Reportedly, Kostin received a 10-million-ruble bribe ($170,000) for assistance in additional financing communications department of the Chief Command of Interior Ministry’s internal troops.
Lieutenant General Vyacheslav Varchuk has acted as Finance chief of the Chief Command of Interior Ministry’s internal troops since December 9, 2002.