MOSCOW, September 26 (RAPSI, Yevgeniya Sokolova) – Criminal proceedings may be instituted against the lawyer of a Turkish construction company Valerian Kochergin who has been earlier recognized as victim in a bribery case involving former and current employees of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB),  RAPSI learnt on Monday from prosecutor in the Moscow Garrison Military Court.

As it has been reported earlier, two men, former FSB officer Vlad Novikov and Karen Krayukhin, an officer still in FSB service, have been arrested on suspicion of taking a bribe from the Turkish construction firm Esta Construction.

Investigators claim that Esta Construction has been fined over 37 million rubles ($570,000) for violation of migration legislation. The company’s lawyer in order to avoid payment of the fine asked the suspects for help in the termination of the case for 5 million rubles ($77,000).

Esta Construction is a contracting company established by Bahattin Demirbilek in Moscow in 2006 and operating as a general contractor and project designer in international construction market, the firm’s website says.