Prosecutors seek 16-year prison sentence for ex-Russian top investigator
MOSCOW, February 10 (RAPSI) – The prosecution has asked the Moscow City Court to sentence General Alexander Drymanov, ex-director of the Investigative Committee's Main Investigations Directorate, charged with corruption, to 16 years in prison, lawyer Andrey Grivtsov informs RAPSI.
On Monday, prosecutors also asked the court to sentence two other defendants in the case, Colonel Alexey Kramarenko and Colonel Mikhail Maksimenko to 14 and 17 years in prison respectively.
The prosecution also seeks to fine Drymanov 196 million rubles (about $3 million), Kramarenko – 195 million rubles ($3 million), and Maksimenko – 250 million rubles ($4 million).
Neither of the defendants admits guilt.
The oral arguments of the parties are heard at chambers.
Investigators believe the defendants received the bribe for mitigation of restrictive measures with respect to a member of an organized gang. The case of two other defendants, Alexander Lamonov and Denis Nikandrov, are heard separately.
Drymanov was arrested in mid-July 2018. He stands charged with receiving two large-scale and especially large-scale bribes. The defendant pleads not guilty and calls the case fabricated.