MOSCOW, January 30 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court will pass a sentence upon Lieutenant General Denis Sugrobov, the former head of the Interior Ministry's Economic Security and Anti-Corruption Department who stands charged with organizing a criminal group, lawyer Eduard Isetsky told RAPSI on Monday.
Earlier, a prosecutor asked the court to sentence Sugrobov to 22 years in high-security prison. According to Isetsky, the prosecutor demanded to give other officers on trial prison terms ranging from 17 to 21 years.
According to investigators, Sugrobov and his deputy Boris Kolesnikov tried to provoke a Federal Security Service (FSB) officer by offering him $10,000 a month for his protection. Sugrobov was charged with organizing a criminal group, abuse of power and bribery last May.
Kolesnikov was arrested in February 2014. In June, he jumped out of a window during questioning at the Investigative Committee. Later the Basmanny District Court said no evidence was found of assisted suicide.
In total, 10 defendants are involved in this case with case materials making 393 volumes. Thirty persons are recognized as aggrieved parties, thirteen of whom seek to recover in total 218 million rubles (about $3.5 million) from the defendants.