Supreme Court of Russia vacates ex-penitentiary official’s acquittal in murder case
MOSCOW, November 6 (RAPSI) – The Russian Supreme Court has overturned acquittal of the former deputy chief of the Federal Penitentiary Service’s (FSIN) St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region directorate Sergey Moiseyenko in a case over organization of assassination against his subordinate, the court’s press service has told RAPSI.
The case has been sent to a first-instance court for reconsideration.
According to investigators, Colonel Nikolay Chernov, the head of the technical supervision department for the FSIN’s St. Petersburg Directorate, was murdered in order to hide corruption crimes that took place during construction of a new detention center in the region.
Investigators believe that in late 2016 Moiseyenko asked Sabir Sadykov to kill Chernov, after the latter began to counteract corruption plans of the then penitentiary offical. In turn, Sadykov received a gun and ammunition from another defendant Igor Zakharov.
The case documents read that in March 2017 Sadykov appointed a meeting with Chernov on a highway. On March 2, 2017, the defendant allegedly shot the victim, who died in a hospital on March 7.