Interior Ministry employee convicted for illegal wiretapping
MOSCOW, December 18 - RAPSI. Former Interior Ministry employee Vladimir Tyurenkov has received a two-year suspended sentence for illegal wiretapping, the Investigative Committee reported on Tuesday.
The investigators and the court stated that Tyurenkov organized the illegal wiretapping as part of his ongoing investigation into the murder of an entrepreneur. However, he was found to have recorded the conversations of individuals who did not bear any relation to the case.
The court found that he had also illegally tapped the conversations of his acquaintances. He was tried for abuse of power, which stipulates up to four years in prison.