Former anti-extremism officer gets suspended sentence for extortion attempt
ST. PETERSBURG, February 19 (RAPSI) – Former high-ranking officer of the St. Petersburg police anti-extremism directorate Eduard Tugushev has received a 3-year suspended sentence for attempted bribe extortion, the United press service of St. Petersburg courts has told RAPSI.
Tugushev has pleaded guilty, the statement reads.
According to case papers, in September 2017, Tugushev and his subordinate Alexander Sviridyuk detected car thieves specializing in luxury carjacking and demanded 4 million rubles from them for getting rid of prosecution.
Tugushev was arrested after he met with one of the suspects, who gave him one million rubles in January 2018. Sviridyuk escaped and was put on the wanted list.