Ex Russian Interior Ministry general kills himself amidst corruption scandal
MOSCOW, June 16 (RAPSI) - Boris Kolesnikov, former deputy head of the Interior Ministry’s Chief Anti-Corruption Directorate, jumped out the window of the Investigative Committee building, his lawyer, Georgy Antonov, told RAPSI.
Major General Kolesnikov, his former chief, Denis Sugrobov, and other ex-colleagues are defendants in an abuse of authority case.
The investigators claim that the former Interior Ministry employees attempted to extort money from an FSB officer. They had planned to represent themselves as business people and offer the officer $10,000 for “protection.” According to investigators, Kolesnikov authorized the provocation of extortion.
In early May, Kolesnikov was hospitalized due to a head injury received in a detention facility. There is no confirmed evidence as to how the injury was sustained. The general’s attorney claims that Kolesnikov could not remember the course of events in question due to the injury.