Former Moscow Region official gets 6-year suspended term for $565k extortion
MOSCOW, May 21 (RAPSI) – A former deputy head of the Moscow Region town of Zvenigorod Oleg Mochalkin has received a 6-year suspended sentence for extorting more than 40 million rubles ($565,000) from his chief, RAPSI has learnt from the press service of Moscow’s Tverskoy District Court.
According to a representative of the court, Mochalkin has demanded the money threatening to distribute information blowing upon a victim and other information to hurt rights and legal interests of the injured party.
Mochalkin has failed to appear in court. He has been put on a wanted list.