MOSCOW, July 17 (RAPSI) – Two more criminal cases have been opened against Vladimir Vorontsov, the creator of the Telegram channel called Police Ombudsman, according to lawyer Sergey Badamshin.
Vorontsov is suspected of insult of representative of authority, the attorney told RAPSI on Friday.
In total, there are seven launched cases against Vorontsov.
However, charges were brought only in one of them, over alleged extortion, Badamshin added. According to the police, the defendant has demanded the money for non-distribution of personal photos.
From 2012 to 2017, the victim served in Moscow police. In October 2017, the suspect called him and demanded 300,000 rubles threatening to publicly share his personal photos, the statement reads. The victim refused and his photos were published in the Telegram channel.
The defendant could face up to 7 years in jail if convicted of extortion.