Russian Investigative Committee requests arrest of police general
MOSCOW, May 8 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) – Investigators on Thursday appealed to the Basmanny District Court in Moscow for an arrest warrant for Lieutenant General Denis Sugrobov, former head of the Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department at the Interior Ministry, RAPSI learned from the court’s press service.
“The motion has been sent to the court, but the hearing date has not been set yet,” a PR representative said.
Sugrobov, who was appointed to the post by presidential decree in June 2011, was dismissed from the Interior Ministry in March 2014. Some time before that, he was fired from his position at the ministry amid a high-profile scandal over a criminal case involving ranking officers of the anti-corruption department.
In all, 12 department officers have been arrested, including Sugrobov’s deputy, Major General Boris Kolesnikov, on charges of trying to frame an officer of the Federal Security Service (FSB). They allegedly planned to pass as businessmen to offer the unidentified FSB officer $10,000 a month in protection money.
The Interior Ministry said after their arrest that the suspects had been suspended.