MOSCOW, April 3 (RAPSI) – Investigation into criminal case against former and current officers of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), who stand charged with taking a 5-million-ruble bribe ($77,000), was extended until June 6, lawyer Dagir Khasavov told RAPSI on Monday.
On Monday, the Moscow Garrison Military Court considers extension of detention for the defendants until the same date.
As reported earlier, Vlad Novikov, a former officer of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), 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.
Esta Construction lawyer Valerian Kochergin, who has been recognized as victim in the case, has filed a 10-million-ruble civil lawsuit against defendants. He seeks 5 million rubles ($77,000) in compensation for property damage and 5 million rubles in moral damages.
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 defendants 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.