Sentencing of ex-Russian top investigator in $1 mln bribery case set for March 18
MOSCOW, February 13 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court will pass sentence upon General Alexander Drymanov, ex-director of the Investigative Committee's Main Investigations Directorate, charged with corruption, on March 18, the court press-service informs RAPSI.
Earlier, the prosecution has asked the court to sentence Drymanov to 16 years in prison.
Prosecutors also asked the court to sentence two other defendants in the case, Colonel Alexey Kramarenko and Colonel Mikhail Maksimenko to 14 and 17 years in prison respectively.
The prosecution also seeks to fine Drymanov 196 million rubles (about $3 million), Kramarenko – 195 million rubles ($3 million), and Maksimenko – 250 million rubles ($4 million).
Neither of the defendants admits guilt.
The oral arguments of the parties were heard at chambers.
Investigators believe the defendants received the bribe for mitigation of restrictive measures with respect to a member of an organized gang. The case of two other defendants, Alexander Lamonov and Denis Nikandrov, are heard separately.
Drymanov was arrested in mid-July 2018. He stands charged with receiving two large-scale and especially large-scale bribes. The defendant pleads not guilty and calls the case fabricated.