Detainee charged with embezzling $1.3 mln from cell mate goes on trial
MOSCOW, July 11 (RAPSI) – A criminal case against a detainee charged with stealing 80 million rubles ($1.3 million) from his cell mate has been forwarded to Moscow’s Meshchansky District Court for hearing, the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office reports Wednesday.
According to investigators, in 2017, the detainee persuaded his cell mate that he could deal with a matter on changing his restrictive measure and requalification of charges against him to less serious.
During investigation, the defendant has pleaded guilty. If convicted he could face up to 10 years in prison.